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Meaning of IRRESPONSIBLE

Pronunciation:  `iri'spânsubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"
 

IRRESPONSIBLE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: carefree, devil-may-care, do-nothing(a), feckless, flighty, freewheeling, happy-go-lucky, harum-scarum, head-in-the-clouds, idle, loose, scatterbrained, slaphappy, trigger-happy, unaccountable, unreliable
 
 Antonyms: responsible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ir`re*spon"si*ble\, a. [Pref. ir- not +
responsible: cf. F. irresponsable.]
1. Nor responsible; not liable or able to answer fro
   consequences; innocent.

2. Not to be trusted; unreliable.

 
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