Adjective "unresponsible" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not responsible or accountable to any other person or thing; unaccountable.
    Originally: that cannot be relied on; unreliable. Later more usually: reckless, imprudent, irresponsible.


      1. answerable or accountable, as for something within one's power, control, or management (often followed by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions.

      2. involving accountability or responsibility, as in having the power to control or manage: promoted to a responsible position in the firm.

      3. chargeable with being the author, cause, or occasion of something (usually followed by for): Termites were responsible for the damage.

      4. having a capacity for

      More examples(as adjective)

      "risks can be unresponsible."


      (responsible)Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From un- + responsible. Compare earlier unresponsable.