Antonyms of adj irresponsible

1 sense of irresponsible

Sense 1
irresponsible (vs. responsible) -- (showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action")

responsible (vs. irresponsible) -- (worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable; "a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament")
        => accountable -- (liable to account for one's actions; "governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves"; "fully accountable for what they did"; "the court held the parents answerable for their minor child's acts of vandalism"; "he was answerable to no one")
        => answerable -- (morally or legally responsible to a higher authority; "parents are answerable for their child's acts")
        => amenable -- (liable to answer to a higher authority; "the president is amenable to the constitutional court")
        => liable -- (held legally responsible; "men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service")
        => trustworthy -- (taking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations; "trustworthy public servants")

Similarity of adj irresponsible

1 sense of irresponsible

Sense 1
irresponsible (vs. responsible) -- (showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action")
       => carefree, devil-may-care, freewheeling, happy-go-lucky, harum-scarum, slaphappy -- (cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money"; "freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth")
       => do-nothing (prenominal) -- (characterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility; "a do-nothing government")
       => feckless -- (not fit to assume responsibility)
       => idle, loose -- (lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility; "idle talk"; "a loose tongue")
       => trigger-happy -- (irresponsible in the use of firearms)
       => unaccountable -- (free from control or responsibility)
       => unreliable -- (lacking a sense of responsibility)

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