Irresponsible Synonyms and Antonyms

ĭr'ĭ-spŏn'sə-bəl

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Synonyms for Irresponsible

Acting or done with a lack of care or caution; careless or irresponsible.
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The opposite of dependable
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Given to or characterized by neglect, especially habitual neglect:
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Easily excited, upset, etc.
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Weak; ineffective
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Not attentive; heedless; negligent
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Lacking thought:
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Failing to remember or recognize something; heedless
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Not moral; inconsistent with rectitude, purity, or good morals; contrary to conscience or the divine law.
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Marked by or exhibiting a lack of reliability.
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Having the qualities of a scatterbrain.
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Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious
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Characterized by a lack of ambition or energy:
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Lacking or exhibiting a lack of good sense or judgment; silly:
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Lacking the emotional maturity, sense of responsibility, etc. characteristic of an adult, or of others one's own age
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Not handling practical matters well
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Seeing or disposed to see visions
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Inconstant; fickle
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Too hasty or incautious in acting or speaking; reckless
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Not constant; fluctuating:
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Lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; idle:
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The definition of lax is being relaxed or not strict.
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(Archaic) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety. [from 11th c.]
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Unable to be predicted.
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Exposed to the wind and sea; unsheltered.
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Jovial and rakish in manner.
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(Usually of a decision) Based on individual discretion or judgment; not based on any objective distinction, perhaps even made at random.
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Free from troubles or worry
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The definition of harum-scarum is done in a reckless way.
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Acting or done quickly with little or inadequate thought.
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Actuated by impulse or by transient feelings; inclined to make rapid decisions without due consideration.
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Marked by a lack of accord with reason or sound judgment:
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Exhibiting a lack of thought:
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The definition of heedless is a person who is careless.
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Antonyms for Irresponsible

Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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The definition of liable is being likely to do or experience something or to having legal responsibility for something.
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Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.
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Trustworthy.
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The definition of reliable is dependable or capable of being trusted.
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Acting or working in a thoughtful, painstaking way
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Obliged to account for one's acts; responsible
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Words Related to Irresponsible

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Capable of being changed.
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