Definition of 'irresponsible'
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The irresponsible behaviour of the few can no longer be allowed to tarnish the reputation and the contribution of the many. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was reckless and irresponsible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's shocking, and totally irresponsible. The Sun (2017)But are young people really that irresponsible? Times, Sunday Times (2006)These books have been dispersed in a highly irresponsible manner. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The first is that governments should not bail out bankers for their irresponsible behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But is this sufficient to bring irresponsible owners to account? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet he has left himself open to accusations of being totally irresponsible by failing a drug test. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Young ladies who overused their brains were considered reckless and irresponsible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was highly irresponsible and could have gone very badly wrong. The Sun (2016)She will pledge to tackle the irresponsible behaviour of big business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is totally irresponsible what we are left with. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She died because of a horrific catalogue of reckless and irresponsible conduct by those in charge. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Ministers have already unveiled plans to put risk warnings on ads under a crackdown on irresponsible behaviour. The Sun (2013)Ministers denounced her call as reckless and irresponsible. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many might consider such behaviour to be irresponsible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The whole system just seems totally irresponsible that you could say things like that about people without any comeback. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Who are these irresponsible people who should be denied social housing, knighthoods and bonuses? Times, Sunday Times (2011)More than that, we need the law on irresponsible dog owners toughened up. The Sun (2014)If clubs find themselves in this situation, it is because of irresponsible people at the helm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Don't these irresponsible owners realise they are killing their pets? The Sun (2006)They are also grossly irresponsible, highly damaging to school standards and probably illegal. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many feared they would face bigger bills and more bureaucracy, while irresponsible owners would ignore the law. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I fail to see why such an irresponsible attitude should be a problem for taxpayers to deal with. The Sun (2014)I'm one of those irresponsible people whom governments and responsible citizens cannot understand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A coastguard spokesman said: 'It was irresponsible. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'irresponsible'
British English: irresponsible /ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as irresponsible, you are criticizing them because they do things without properly considering their possible consequences.
...the irresponsible behaviour of her son.
- American English: irresponsible
- Arabic: لا يَشْعُرُ بِالـمَسْؤُولِيَّةِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: irresponsável
- Chinese: 不负责任的
- Croatian: neodgovoran
- Czech: nezodpovědný
- Danish: uforsvarlig
- Dutch: onverantwoordelijk
- European Spanish: irresponsable
- Finnish: vastuuton
- French: irresponsable
- German: unverantwortlich
- Greek: ανεύθυνος
- Italian: irresponsabile
- Japanese: いい加減な
- Korean: 무책임한
- Norwegian: uansvarlig
- Polish: nieodpowiedzialny
- European Portuguese: irresponsável
- Romanian: iresponsabil
- Russian: безответственный
- Spanish: irresponsable
- Swedish: oansvarig
- Thai: ไม่รับผิดชอบ
- Turkish: sorumsuz
- Ukrainian: безвідповідальний
- Vietnamese: vô trách nhiệm
Definition of irresponsible from the Collins English Dictionary
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