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Synonyms for irresponsible
ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəlir·re·spon·si·ble

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. irresponsible

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, authoritative, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. irresponsible

    Synonyms:
    unbound, unencumbered, unaccountable, not answerable, excusable, lawless, arbitrary, despotic

    Antonyms:
    responsible, obligatory, binding, imperative, chargeable on, under obligation, lawful, legal, legitimate

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 3 votes

  1. irresponsibleadjective

    showing lack of care for consequences

    "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"

    Antonyms:
    liable, amenable, answerable, accountable, responsible, trustworthy

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. irresponsibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    unaccountable, unanswerable, not responsible

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  1. irresponsibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    unaccountable, unanswerable, unreliable

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  1. List of paraphrases for "irresponsible":

    unaccountable, reckless, lrresponsible, indefensible, feckless

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#24231irresponsible
#31251lawless
#37633coercive
#39188exacting
#46809dogmatic
#47283unequivocal
#53063haughty
#58403tyrannical
#60438unencumbered
#61448dictatorial
#64264overbearing
#64686autocratic
#70395unaccountable
#71468despotic
#72925indefensible
#73290peremptory
#88493excusable
#88982imperious
#90152domineering
#115658feckless
#128829lordly

How to use irresponsible in a sentence?

  1. Rita Ora:

    It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK, i’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk. This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgment. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.

  2. Raj Rajkumar:

    Some agency needs to throw the book at Tesla, tesla's use of this term is totally irresponsible.

  3. Glenn Merry:

    It would be easy but irresponsible for us to immediately assume that the rowing course is the main or sole point of exposure that caused the illnesses. We are not jumping to this immediate conclusion for two reasons, first, one of our first cases of illness was a coach, who did not row on the lake, and their contact with the course water would have been specific to handling equipment that had been on the water. Assuming sanitation protocol was followed, we would not expect them to become ill.

  4. Mark Cannizzaro:

    We're hopeful that DOE employees offer proof of vaccination in high numbers in the coming days, but optimism is not a viable strategy, any staffing shortage, especially during a pandemic, is a threat to the health and safety of both students and personnel. It is dangerous and irresponsible for the city to move forward with its plan to allow schools and centers to operate so severely understaffed. As a result, we are calling on the city to delay the deadline for the mandate to allow the city to develop a reasonable contingency plan.

  5. John Wittman:

    Spreading conspiracy theories that the murder was staged simply defies reality ; it is irresponsible, and unbecoming of anyone who holds a position in the Texas GOP.


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