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
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#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. Paul Garcia:

    It's not OK to say that all federal employees support this shutdown. We don't. To say that is irresponsible and careless.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    An unjust world: I denounce marijuana and you call me a monster. I denounce same sex marriage, same sex relationships, and same sex intercourse and you call me a monster. I denounce military style weapons and open carry for civilian use and you say I'm violating your rights. I denounce alcohol which causes drunk driving accidents and fatalities, health problems, high crime rates, your more susceptible to injuries and it's a squandering of tax dollars and resources and you call me a monster because I want to abolish it. You underage drink and steal booze but you say I'm the bad guy. You do drugs and steroids and you call me evil. Your irresponsible and get pregnant at 15 and you say I'm abusing the system. You bully people everyday and then when they go on a massacre you call them monsters and evil but really your the monster, your the evil one for bullying them and harming them and forcing them into causing a massacre. You spray paint and vandalize public and private property but you call me a delinquent. You cheat, lie , rape and murder but I'm the monster for defending myself, I'm the monster for standing up for what is right. You bring your children into a world of violence and abuse them but I'm the monster, you call me the criminal. The way I see it, humanity is the monster, humanity is the criminal, not me.

  3. Wasserman Schultz:

    Cavalier analogies to the Holocaust are unacceptable. Mike Huckabee must apologize to the Jewish community and to the American people for this grossly irresponsible statement.

  4. Bill Owens:

    If you watch the men who have been caught having sex with little boys, you will note that all of them will say that they were molested as a child... for The President to condone this type of thing is irresponsible.

  5. Philip Wallach:

    I think it would be irresponsible for the Treasury not to have a whole menu of options to generate cash.

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