irresponsible irresponsible  /ɪ rə ˈspɑn sə bəl/


  • (adj) showing lack of care for consequences

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  1. The rich have to realize that their irresponsible spending patterns could threaten social stability.
  2. The alarming rise in autism rates is one of the biggest mysteries of modern medicine, but it's irresponsible to blame one factor without hard scientific proof.
  3. I was tired of hearing government ministers lambaste the likes of me as irresponsible scroungers.


  1. Peep This Awesome Real-Time Map of the World’s Bike Shares

    Sick and tired of hearing about New York’s bike share and the irresponsible weirdos that populate it? Well, here's a change of pace: this excellent real-time map illustrates 85 different bike share systems from all over the world. Read more...        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  2. State needs tools to consider district consolidation when school boards are irresponsible

    In fact, it's irresponsible to run out of cash, even in a time of continued enrollment declines, which reduces state aid. Good leaders know how much money they have to spend and plan accordingly, even if that means painful cuts or finding innovative ways to do things.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Grand Rapids Press

  3. Labeling of clergy is irresponsible journalism

    In Sunday’s AC-T, and again on Monday, we learned that “left-leaning clergy” have been part of the recent Moral Monday protests in Raleigh. This is shoddy, irresponsible journalism. How does either the AP reporter or John Boyle know that the participating clergy are “left-leaning”? Is “left-leaning” intended to imply that they are flaky idealists and therefore to be discounted? Are we going to ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times


  1. Obama, who is facing a critical test less than three weeks into his presidency, said in a statement, "It is inexcusable and irresponsible to get bogged down in distraction and delay while millions of Americans are being put out of work."
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It is irresponsible to hide behind management's more than overly optimistic financial forecasts," Icahn wrote. "It is unconscionable that you have not allowed your shareholders to choose to accept an offer that represented a 72 per cent...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: Toronto Star

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