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Synonyms for irresponsible
ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irresponsible(adj)

    showing lack of care for consequences

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. irresponsible(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unaccountable, unanswerable, not responsible

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. irresponsible(a)

    Synonyms:
    unaccountable, unanswerable, unreliable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    unaccountable, reckless, lrresponsible, indefensible, feckless

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How to use irresponsible in a sentence?

  1. Henry Ramos:

    The simple political calculation 'let's leave him for three more years so he finishes burning himself in his own oil' seems very irresponsible to me.

  2. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney:

    I think candidates for office, particularly for president, should not demonize an entire group of Americans because of the actions of a violent criminal with a deranged view of what the Quran teaches -- and I also think it's particularly irresponsible to try and score political points off the attempted assassination of a Philadelphia police officer.

  3. National Amusements:

    NAI believes the irresponsible action taken by CBS and its special committee put in motion a chain of events that poses significant risk to CBS.

  4. Ro Khanna:

    Theres no question that China hasnt been transparent about this pandemic and we need to hold China accountable for lack of transparency and we need to establish international norms so that that kind of irresponsible behavior doesnt happen again.

  5. Steve Warren:

    This is sloppy military work, this is the reckless and irresponsible, imprecise and frankly uncaring approach to operations in Syria that the Russians have taken on.


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