• WordNet 3.6
    • adv irresponsibly in an irresponsible manner "he acted irresponsibly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Irresponsibly In an irresponsible{2} manner; without due care or diligence.
    • Irresponsibly So as not to be responsible.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • irresponsibly In an irresponsible manner; so as to be irresponsible.
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  • Pauline Kael
    Pauline Kael
    “Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.”
  • Ken Livingstone
    Ken Livingstone
    “What a squalid and irresponsible little profession it is. Nothing prepares you for how bad Fleet Street really is until it craps on you from a great height.”


In literature:

With each step in the growth of the factory system the workman became more dependent, and the employer more irresponsible.
"Problems of Poverty" by John A. Hobson
There are times when wild thoughts enter a man's heart, when he seems almost irresponsible for his act and his deed.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
He turned and retraced his steps, and, his thoughts reverting to his sick partner, smiled as he remembered remarks which that irresponsible person had made at various times concerning the making of his last will and testament.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
But there was no answer, save the irresponsible chattering of the birds, and with a sigh Billy turned upon his heel.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
Some irresponsible persons cut down a tree upon which several men had been lynched.
"History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and Other Items of Interest" by Edward A. Johnson
There has been a tendency to exaggerate its irresponsibility.
"What is Coming?" by H. G. Wells
Disarmed before such moral degeneracy, knowing not how I can touch his ulcerated, irresponsible heart, I turn towards the door.
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
I'm not the irresponsible siren I used to be.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
They were coming to him, to him, Clifford Mitchell, these irresponsible menacing humans.
"Where the Trail Divides" by Will Lillibridge
Much more are these irresponsible, unadvised and independent schools in the South.
"The American Missionary" by Various

In poetry:

Cow Creek and bright Bear Wallow,
Nursing the blague that dulls
Spirits grown Eliotic,
Now patriotic
Are: we follow
The Irresponsibles!
"Ode To Our Young Pro-Consuls Of The Air" by Allen Tate
My mind demands, ``Whence, Whither, Why?''
From mountain slope and green defile,
And wait the answer. The reply-
A far-off irresponsive smile.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Nothing, in brief, but maudlin confession,
Irresponse to human aggression,
Amid the precipitation, down-float
Of insubstantial manna,
Lifting the faint susurrus
Of his subjective hosannah.
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound
In the beginning the irresponsible Verb
Connived with chaos whence I've seen it start
Riddles in the head for the nervous heart
To count its beat on: all beginnings run
Like water the easiest way or like birds
Fly on their cool imponderable flood.
"Fragment Of A Meditation" by Allen Tate

In news:

I would arrange for a group of people to be totally socially irresponsible and unemployable, then I'd use propaganda to make them believe that they are entitled.
It is designed to get irresponsible or lazy landlords to fix building violations before the city gets involved.
Ignore for the moment the rank racism, the poor spelling, the absence of any basis for the wild and irresponsible allegations.
One person complained to the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) that the ad was irresponsible because it was likely to appeal to children.
Treason accusation is irresponsible and other letters to the editors.
I believe Kathy Jordan's letter on July 30 is an act of irresponsibility.
Judge said it would be irresponsible to leave Joseph Losinski in the community.
The most recent published statements of Tuba City Council Delegate Joshua Lavar Butler are irresponsible and reckless.
When someone leads off with a lesson from Ayn Rand, I brighten up, because she is an excellent example of irresponsibility meeting an ironic end.
Irresponsible of me to have not faced facts sooner.
'Irresponsible of me to have not faced facts sooner'.
"It's irresponsible to put a car like this on the road," Gary Skulnik, a Sierra Club spokesperson, told CBS News in a 2003 interview.
Fire that irresponsible, ignorant columnist.
The decision by the author of 'No Easy Day,' Matt Bissonnette, not to submit the book for prepublication review was 'the height of irresponsibility,' says a Pentagon spokesman.
Special Agent Frederick Humphries III (aka Headhunter) is an extremely capable, effective, and courageous American patriot who will now be savaged by our profit-seeking, irresponsible, out-of-control media and their corrupt handlers.

In science:

Besides, what we mean by “exhaustive” is that we have not left any gap or missing piece along the way (which would be irresponsible from us): at least as far as our knowledge goes, everything fits.
QM, non-locality and the vacuum fluctuations: conclusions and new directions
There are thus two main complaints: poor design and implementation, and the irresponsibility of the vendor in dealing with bug reports and customer problems.
Open source software and peer review
Vendor irresponsibility depends on the social culture within the company and its market strength.
Open source software and peer review