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irresponsibleness

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the habitual failure to behave in a responsible manner; irresponsibility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions

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Examples

  • Her transient irresponsibleness and mischievousness are then cited as everyday, persistent vices.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • We had won disregard of all the bother and contradictions, the vanities and absurdities of the toilful, wayward, human world, and had acquired a glorious sense of irresponsibleness and independence.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • With all her irresponsibleness and her outside naughtiness and frivolity, her carelessness of men's feelings, her nonsense, and her teasing, pretty ways, I know that she is good at heart, sound, and sane and sweet.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • But while this little trait of general irresponsibleness in the

    The Ghost in the White House Some suggestions as to how a hundred million people (who are supposed in a vague, helpless way to haunt the white house) can mak

  • She saw again and again that he was irreclaimably a fool and a prodigy of irresponsibleness.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • The elder sister, however, makes strong efforts to forbid the banns, and her interest prevails on a "President" (the half-regular power of the French _noblesse de robe_, though perhaps less violently exercised, must have been almost as galling as the irresponsibleness of men of birth and "sword") to interpose and actually stop the arranged ceremony.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • No child should have to have their whole future cut short because of the irresponsibleness of some jerk.

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  • I think there are more than just this person to be held responsible with this sort of irresponsibleness!

    Blogger KING

  • Nobody proposes, or has proposed, to interfere with any existing rights of property; the majority have not assumed to decide upon any question of the righteousness or policy of certain social arrangements existing in any part of the Confederacy; they have not undertaken to constitute themselves the conscience of their neighbors; they have simply endeavored to do their duty to their own posterity, and to protect them from a system which, as ample experience has shown, and that of our present difficulty were enough to show, fosters a sense of irresponsibleness to all obligation in the governing class, and in the governed an ignorance and a prejudice which may be misled at any moment to the peril of the whole country.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • Because of the political selfishness and irresponsibleness from Congress, as well as the greediness of Wallstreet, my kids’ future is in jeopardy.

    The opening bell didnt ring today… a bad sign

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