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Responsibility vs. Irresponsible

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  • Responsibility (noun)

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    "Responsibility is a heavy burden."

  • Responsibility (noun)

    A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

    "Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!"

    "The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman"

  • Responsibility (noun)

    The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.

  • Responsibility (noun)

    The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

  • Irresponsible (adjective)

    Lacking a sense of responsibility; incapable of or not chargeable with responsibility; unable to respond to obligation; negligent.

  • Irresponsible (adjective)

    Not responsible; not subject to responsibility; not to be held accountable, or called into question.

  • Irresponsible (noun)

    Someone who is not responsible.

Wiktionary
  • Responsibility (noun)

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

  • Responsibility (noun)

    That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.

  • Responsibility (noun)

    Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

  • Irresponsible (adjective)

    Not responsible; not liable or able to answer for consequences; innocent.

  • Irresponsible (adjective)

    Not to be trusted; unreliable; lacking a proper sense of responsibility.

Webster Dictionary
  • Responsibility (noun)

    the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force;

    "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"

    "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"

  • Responsibility (noun)

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

  • Responsibility (noun)

    a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;

    "he holds a position of great responsibility"

  • Irresponsible (adjective)

    showing lack of care for consequences;

    "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"

    "hasty and irresponsible action"

Princeton's WordNet

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