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Definition a lack of concern about consequences
  • Last year when Gram and Gramps drove to Philadelphia, they were stopped by the police for irresponsible driving.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
irresponsible = dangerous (without concern for consequences)
  • Young man, what you did was irresponsible and reckless.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • Abraham Lincoln's irresponsible bodyguard John Parker never presented himself for duty or tried to help in any way on the night of the assassination.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • And yes.... your dad was destructive .... irresponsible .... a child.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It was said they were comparing texts and, irresponsibly, the texts were named.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It was completely thoughtless and irresponsible and selfish.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • There is the issue of irresponsibility to be considered.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • He stormed around the office and shouted about the irresponsibility of the handicapper.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I think it would be irresponsible, as a physician, to take him.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Taft did not believe that this was inconsistent with the conservative doctrine; conservatism in his opinion was not irresponsibility.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But then his upper lip curled back into a spiteful sneer, and Mariam knew then the futility, maybe even the irresponsibility, of not finishing this.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Am I not a madman, and therefore irresponsible?
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya
  • You expect me to ask, 'But what made them lazy and stupid and irresponsible?' and you expect me to answer, 'The system!
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • This is an authority to him to pay you that money, to lay out at your irresponsible discretion for your friend.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He had adored her, she told Elizabeth, and satisfied her every whim, but he had tended to irresponsibility.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • He ceased to work at his tooth and sat still, assimilating the possibilities of irresponsible authority.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Irresponsibility leads to censure and to punishment.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Irresponsible waste management, if you ask me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • "And it's irresponsible to even consider any of that."
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • I still think it's pretty irresponsible," Jacob suddenly said.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse

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