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[ US /ˌɪɹəˈspɑnsəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɪɹɪspˈɒnsəbə‍l/ ]
  1. showing lack of care for consequences
    hasty and irresponsible action
    behaved like an irresponsible idiot
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How To Use irresponsible In A Sentence

  • There is a great deal of irresponsible leading going on and a downturn in the economy will expose it hurting all concerned.
  • His domestic policy is unjust, inhumane, fiscally irresponsible, and amazingly uninformed.
  • To any bladdery bloggers attending my talk this afternoon, I issue this solemn pledge -- I promise to let fly with at least one or two irresponsible comments that you will be able to jot down and get a butt-boil about later. Whiz Kid: James Wolcott
  • It turned out that the pork op-ed was something of a prelude to another, larger attack on the local/sustainable food movement: his recently published book, Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, in which he warns the reader of legions of rabid locavores who would build up irresponsible local food systems and disserve global ecology through their uber-local diets. Leslie Hatfield: Miles from Nowhere: Why Does James McWilliams Hate Local Food?
  • Yet young children, teenagers and irresponsible adults are carrying in hand and pocket highly explosive materials.
  • Needless to say this evidence was used to refute the view that the gospel narratives are irresponsible fabrications.
  • I think they are evading their responsibility in a grossly irresponsible way.
  • Given this bleak fiscal climate, these unfunded and underfunded mandates are irresponsible.
  • The counsel will have a lot to say about your foolhardy irresponsible actions.
  • To suggest otherwise is irresponsible scaremongering. Times, Sunday Times
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