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irresponsible
used in Moby Dick

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a lack of concern about consequences
  • ...go still deeper into this matter, that it is not the whiteness, separately regarded, which heightens the intolerable hideousness of that brute; for, analysed, that heightened hideousness, it might be said, only rises from the circumstance, that the irresponsible ferociousness of the creature stands invested in the fleece of celestial innocence and love; and hence, by bringing together two such opposite emotions in our minds, the Polar bear frightens us with so unnatural a contrast.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (68% in)

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