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Meaning of irresponsible

ir•re•spon•si•ble

Pronunciation: (ir"i-spon'su-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility: His refusal to work shows him to be completely irresponsible.
  2. not capable of or qualified for responsibility, as due to age, circumstances, or a mental deficiency.
  3. not responsible, answerable, or accountable to higher authority: irresponsible as a monarch.
—n.
  1. an irresponsible person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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