Meaning of IRRESPONSIBLE in English


— irresponsibility, irresponsibleness , n. — irresponsibly , adv.

/ir'i spon"seuh beuhl/ , adj.

1. said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility: His refusal to work shows him to be completely irresponsible.

2. not capable of or qualified for responsibility, as due to age, circumstances, or a mental deficiency.

3. not responsible, answerable, or accountable to higher authority: irresponsible as a monarch.


4. an irresponsible person.

[ 1640-50; IR- 2 + RESPONSIBLE ]

Syn. 1. unreliable, undependable, thoughtless.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .