from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The character or state of being irresponsible; lack of or freedom from responsibility.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Lack of, or freedom from, responsibility or accountability.
- noun A trait causing one to act without a proper sense of responsibility; acting without giving proper weight to one's responsibilities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The character or state of being
irresponsible; lack of or freedom from responsibility; want of accountability.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a form of untrustworthiness; the trait of lacking a sense of responsibility and not feeling accountable for your actions
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Wakefield was displeased with me for what he called my irresponsibility in disappearing for over half an hour at such a time.
Church leaders condemn what they call the irresponsibility of officials at the state-run company that imported the food, calling the scandal "a sin that Heaven is crying over."
Fiscal irresponsibility is doing nothing about Enron.
Fiscal irresponsibility is continuing to give no bid contracts to corporations who do shoddy work and commit fraud against the government.
Fiscal irresponsibility is deregulating everything and allowing greed to run rampant.
Fiscal irresponsibility is your secretary of defense admitting that $2.3 trillion is missing from the Pentagon.
Fiscal irresponsibility is allowing billions of dollars to go unaccounted for in Iraq.
Fiscal irresponsibility is doing nothing when you are warned about a coming housing bubble.
Second, I think the irresponsibility is heightened when the editing occurs in the last formally authorized submission before conference.
Fiscal irresponsibility is giving tax cuts to the wealthiest 1% of Americans during a time of war.