Irresponsibility
Irresponsibility Ir`re*spon`si*bil"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. irresponsabilit['e].] 1. Lack of, or freedom from, responsibility or accountability. [1913 Webster]

2. A trait causing one to act without a proper sense of responsibility; acting without giving proper weight to one's responsibilities. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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