Meaning of IRRESPONSIBLE in English

IRRESPONSIBLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪrɪspɒnsɪb(ə)l ]

If you describe someone as irresponsible , you are criticizing them because they do things without properly considering their possible consequences.

I felt that it was irresponsible to advocate the legalisation of drugs...

≠ responsible

ADJ : oft it v-link ADJ to-inf [ disapproval ]

• ir‧re‧spon‧sibly

They have behaved irresponsibly.

ADV : usu ADV with v

• ir‧re‧spon‧sibil‧ity

...the irresponsibility of people who advocate such destruction to our environment.

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