Antonyms for irresponsible

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ir-i-spon-suh-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl

Definition of irresponsible

Origin :
  • 1640s, "not legally answerable for conduct or actions," from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + responsible. Meaning "not acting with a sense of responsibility" is from 1680s. Related: Irresponsibly.
  • adj careless, reckless
Example sentences :
  • Decatur Brown laughed—a light, irresponsible, bachelor laugh.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • It is extraordinary how irresponsible one's thoughts are sometimes.
  • Extract from : « The Burning Spear » by John Galsworthy
  • She grew more like the old Helen, irresponsible and charming.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • If he had not been weak and ill and irresponsible for what he was saying I think I should.
  • Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It is these irresponsible writers who have made "history" to suit their own purposes.
  • Extract from : « Aztec Land » by Maturin M. Ballou
  • He knew that of all these irresponsible debaters he had the most to lose.
  • Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The Indians were now worked up to a condition of irresponsible madness.
  • Extract from : « The Fiery Totem » by Argyll Saxby
  • The buoyancy of their irresponsible natures was reasserting itself.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Woman » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • They were a wild, hilarious party, careless and irresponsible.
  • Extract from : « The Crevice » by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • He smiled at their irresponsible gaiety, a little puzzled by it and a little uneasy.
  • Extract from : « The Crimson Tide » by Robert W. Chambers

Synonyms for irresponsible

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