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ir·re·spon·si·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-spŏn′sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Marked by a lack of responsibility: irresponsible accusations.
2. Lacking a sense of responsibility; unreliable or untrustworthy.
3. Not liable to be called to account by a higher authority.
n.
1. One who has no sense of responsibility.
2. One who is unlikely to be called to account by a higher authority.

ir′re·spon′si·bil′i·ty, ir′re·spon′si·ble·ness n.
ir′re·spon′si·bly adv.

irresponsible

(ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsəbəl)
adj
1. not showing or done with due care for the consequences of one's actions or attitudes; reckless
2. not capable of bearing responsibility
3. archaic not answerable to a higher authority for one's actions
ˌirreˌsponsiˈbility, ˌirreˈsponsibleness n
ˌirreˈsponsibly adv

ir•re•spon•si•ble

(ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl)

adj.
1. said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility.
2. not capable of or qualified for responsibility.
3. not responsible, answerable, or accountable to higher authority.
n.
4. an irresponsible person.
[1640–50]
ir`re•spon`si•bil′i•ty, n.
ir`re•spon′si•bly, adv.
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Adj.1.irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"
responsible - worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable; "a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"

irresponsible

irresponsible

adjective
Translations

irresponsible

[ˌɪrɪsˈpɒnsəbl] ADJ [person, behaviour] → irresponsable

irresponsible

[ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsɪbəl] adj
[act, attitude] → irresponsable
It is irresponsible to drive when tired → C'est irresponsable de conduire lorsqu'on est fatigué.
That was irresponsible of him → C'était irresponsable de sa part.
[person] → irresponsable
to be irresponsible → être irresponsable

irresponsible

adj action, behaviourunverantwortlich; personverantwortungslos; she was irresponsible to say thates war unverantwortlich von ihr, das zu sagen

irresponsible

[ˌɪrɪsˈpɒnsəbl] adj (person, behaviour) → irresponsabile

irresponsible

(iriˈsponsəbl) adjective
(of a person or his behaviour) not reliable, trustworthy or sensible; not responsible. irresponsible parents/conduct.
ˈirreˌsponsiˈbility noun
ˌirreˈsponsibly adverb

irresponsible

لا يَشْعُرُ بِالـمَسْؤُولِيَّةِ nezodpovědný uforsvarlig unverantwortlich ανεύθυνος irresponsable vastuuton irresponsable neodgovoran irresponsabile いい加減な 무책임한 onverantwoordelijk uansvarlig nieodpowiedzialny irresponsável безответственный oansvarig ไม่รับผิดชอบ sorumsuz vô trách nhiệm 不负责任的
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