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"irresponsible" in British English

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irresponsibleadjective

uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˈspɒn.sə.bəl/ us   /ˌɪr.əˈspɑːn.sə.bəl/ disapproving
irresponsibly
adverb uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˈspɒn.sə.bli/ us   /ˌɪr.əˈspɑːn.sə.bli/
It's unlike you to behave so irresponsibly.
irresponsibility
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪr.ɪˌspɒn.səˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us   /ˌɪr.əˌspɑːn.səˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
It was an act of gross irresponsibility to leave someone who wasn't properly trained in charge of the machine.
(Definition of irresponsible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"irresponsible" in American English

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irresponsibleadjective

us   /ˌɪr·ɪˈspɑn·sə·bəl/
not thinking carefully enough or not caring about what might result from actions taken: [+ to infinitive] It would have been irresponsible to let Claire drive home when she was so tired.
irresponsibly
adverb us   /ˌɪr·ɪˈspɑn·sə·bli/
(Definition of irresponsible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“irresponsible” in British English

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