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irresponsible
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a lack of concern about consequences
  • I think he's an irresponsible upstart who's been grossly overrated.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (33% in)
  • "When we think of the natural resources, at a time of critical shortage," Boyle said softly, "when we think of the crucial raw materials that are being wasted on an irresponsible private experiment, when we think of the ore ...."
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (10% in)
  • "There ought to be a law against irresponsible gossip," said Taggart sullenly.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (23% in)
  • The capacity for unclouded enjoyment, she thought, does not belong to irresponsible fools; an inviolate peace of spirit is not the achievement of a drifter; to be able to laugh like that is the end result of the most profound, most solemn thinking.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (87% in)
  • Now the planners are asking their people not to blame the government, but to blame the depravity of the rich, because I turned out to be an irresponsible playboy, instead of the greedy capitalist I was expected to be.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (92% in)
  • How can you face anyone after the sort of irresponsible destruction you've perpetrated in that Mexican business?
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (64% in)
  • Then, raising his voice, Francisco said suddenly, in the gay, loose, piercing tone of a man of complete irresponsibility, "You won't grant me that loan, Mr. Rearden?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (96% in)
  • I know that he's a liar, a loafer, a cheap playboy, the most viciously irresponsible waste of a human being I ever imagined possible.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (11% in)
  • He had no desire to be a martyr for the sake of allowing people safely to indulge in their own irresponsible evil.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (93% in)
  • But the shiftless and the irresponsible had a field day of it.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (25% in)
  • It was always the animal's attributes, not man's, that humanity worshipped: the idol of instinct and the idol of force-the mystics and the kings-the mystics, who longed for an irresponsible consciousness and ruled by means of the claim that their dark emotions were superior to reason, that knowledge came in blind, causeless fits, blindly to be followed, not doubted-and the kings, who ruled by means of claws and muscles, with conquest as their method and looting as their aim, with a...
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (74% in)
  • The shiftless, the purposeless, the irresponsible, the irrational-it was not I who needed them, it was not theirs to dictate terms to me, it was not mine to obey demands.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (86% in)
  • If you are now beginning to fear that you are in the power of an irresponsible evil, that the country is collapsing and that you will soon be left to starve-consider the views of our ablest industrialist, who knows what conditions are necessary to make production possible and to permit a country to survive.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (75% in)

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