What is another word for irresponsible?

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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. irresponsibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    unaccountable, unanswerable, not responsible

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. irresponsibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    unaccountable, unanswerable, unreliable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "irresponsible":

    unaccountable, reckless, lrresponsible, indefensible, feckless

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4304absolute
#6967controlling
#8512arbitrary
#11526compulsory
#14966imperative
#15906authoritative
#18362commanding
#21077unbound
#21321unconditional
#21679reckless
#21751arrogant
#21957compulsive
#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. Brendan Hunt:

    I had a lot of time to think in prison. I've been in prison for three months. A lot of that in solitary confinement, and I had to come to grips with the fact that a lot of my language was very inappropriate, it was irresponsible, careless and immature in a lot of ways.

  2. Rebecca Gibron:

    Abortion is essential health care, and it is irresponsible and dangerous to prevent people from accessing the care they need.

  3. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble:

    Of course, after the experience of the last years and months there is no guarantee that everything will work and it is permissible to have doubts, but in view of the fact that the Greek parliament has already passed a large part of the measures it would be irresponsible to not use the opportunity for a new start in Greece.

  4. Lindsey Piegza:

    I do think they're doing too much. At some point, it becomes irresponsible.

  5. Stephanie Kight:

    Planned Parenthood contracts with vendors to handle fetal tissue in a respectful manner and in accordance with the law. It is irresponsible for the AG to say otherwise.


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