Adjective "irresponsible" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person, attitude, or action) not showing a proper sense of responsibility.
  1. '"The judge called us highly irresponsible and if I was in his position I would have done the same.'
  2. 'I think they are evading their responsibility in a grossly irresponsible way.'
  3. 'We are appalled at the irresponsible attitude you have displayed in condoning such anti-social behaviour.'
  4. 'But what the BJP is doing now is totally irresponsible behaviour.'
  5. 'Call him irresponsible if you want, but Charlie Ford is going to ride around.'
  6. 'But since this was such a high profile case, the judge did not want to seem irresponsible.'
  7. 'And additional spending of that nature is seen to be fiscally irresponsible.'
  8. 'Again, it must be associated with abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct.'
  9. 'I consider this crop circle story an example of very irresponsible reporting.'
  10. '"That's an instance of irresponsible behaviour by the management of a pub.'


1. said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility: His refusal to work shows him to be completely irresponsible.

2. not capable of or qualified for responsibility, as due to age, circumstances, or a mental deficiency.

3. not responsible, answerable, or accountable to higher authority: irresponsible as a monarch. noun

4. an irresponsible person.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be irresponsible in things."

"people can be irresponsible in things."

"pauls can be irresponsible in votes."

"cuts can be irresponsible in lights."

"anyones can be irresponsible as people."

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