• (British) IPA: /ˌɪrɪˈspɒnsəbl/
  • (British) IPA: /ɪrəˈspɑnsɪbəl/


  1. (now, rare) Not responsible; exempt from legal responsibility, not to be held accountable.
    • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Oxford 2009, p. 28:
      They left the crown what, in the eye and estimation of law, it had ever been, perfectly irresponsible.
  2. Lacking a sense of responsibility; performed or acting as though without responsibility; negligent.
Translations Translations Noun

irresponsible (plural irresponsibles)

  1. Someone who is not responsible.

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