IRRESPONSIBLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of IRRESPONSIBLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
irresponsible
 a.  showing lack of care for consequences; reckless; carefree
Classic Sentence:
1  But that had been out-of-doors, under the open irresponsible night.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
2  Pa is a sweet, selfish, irresponsible darling, Scarlett thought, with a surge of affection for him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  At the first call of the music, she became irresponsible.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: X
4  The fatal poison of irresponsible power was already in her hands, and soon commenced its infernal work.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  It was at least necessary for her to have some training in the exercise of irresponsible power, to make her equal to the task of treating me as though I were a brute.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
6  The number of those men who know how to use wholly irresponsible power humanely and generously is small.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  This is an authority to him to pay you that money, to lay out at your irresponsible discretion for your friend.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIX
8  And this relieved her of herself; she felt almost irresponsible.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
9  He was brilliant, fantastic, irresponsible.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
10  That is to say, his reflections were not so irresponsible and unsteady.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
11  The masters moved to Macon and Augusta, and left only the irresponsible overseers on the land.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
12  She was thinking with a leaden heart that in burying Gerald she was burying one of the last links that joined her to the old days of happiness and irresponsibility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
13  There was with her an overwhelming feeling of irresponsibility.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVIII
14  On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
15  Whatever the nature of these tempests may be, human irresponsibility is mingled with them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
Example Sentence:
1  In the name of solidarity, Europeans are being asked to subsidize irresponsible behavior, in reckless violation of the EU's treaties.
2  That sort of comment based upon hearsay is irresponsible.
3  He behaved like an irresponsible idiot.
4  His behaviour was very irresponsible; he might have hurt somebody.
5  You'd think that type of fiscal irresponsibility would be subject to investigative reporting, but it was greeted with a big yawn from the local media.