ir´re|spon´si|ble|ness

ir´re|spon´si|ble|ness
ir|re|spon|si|ble «IHR ih SPON suh buhl», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. not responsible; that cannot be called to account: »

the hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity (Benjamin Disraeli). A dictator is an irresponsible ruler.

2. without a sense of responsibility; untrustworthy; unreliable.
–n.
an irresponsible person: »

Eight…Committee irresponsibles voted for the major changes (Time).

ir´re|spon´si|ble|ness, noun.
ir´re|spon´si|bly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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