Meaning of IRRESPONSIBLE in English


I. ˌir-i-ˈspän(t)-sə-bəl adjective

Date: 1648

: not responsible: as

a. : not answerable to higher authority

an irresponsible dictatorship

b. : said or done with no sense of responsibility

irresponsible accusations

c. : lacking a sense of responsibility

d. : unable especially mentally or financially to bear responsibility

• ir·re·spon·si·bil·i·ty ˌir-i-ˌspän(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun

• ir·re·spon·si·ble·ness ˌir-i-ˈspän(t)-sə-bəl-nəs noun

• ir·re·spon·si·bly -blē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1892

: a person who is irresponsible

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.