What is the opposite of responsible?

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Opposite of capable of being trusted
“We need to have a discussion about our irresponsible colleague who is prone to acting in unpredictable ways.”
Adjective
(of a choice or decision) Opposite of exercising prudence
“Michael's tenure as a lawyer has come into question following a spate of irresponsible decisions he has made recently.”
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(responsible for) Opposite of having an obligation as part of one's role
“I'm not in charge of the dishes, which is to say I am unaccountable for washing them.”
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(responsible for) Opposite of being a primary cause of an event or action
“I am innocent of eating all the cookies in the office!”
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(of a job or position) Opposite of involving responsibility or a degree of personal accountability
“He held a lowly position as a pool cleaner but had dreams of making it big one day.”
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Opposite of involving responsibility or a degree of personal accountability
“Her working days were over and she now found herself in a carefree position, able to live out the rest of her retirement days as she pleased.”
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(responsible to) Opposite of having to report to a superior and be answerable to them
“The decision is the mandate of the board of governors, a body superior to the board of directors.”
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Opposite of being a person of good repute and character
“An honest person will have friends who value honesty, and a dishonest one will have cheats as friends.”
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Opposite of able to be depended or relied on
“Peter is an unreliable worker, and cannot be depended on to work autonomously from the team.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing good sense or judgment
Adjective
Opposite of sensible and balanced in personality and emotional behavior
“For a grown woman, she sure acts like an immature and petulant child.”
Adjective
Opposite of accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint
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Opposite of requiring much time, effort, or careful attention
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Opposite of willing to see things as they really are and deal with them sensibly
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Opposite of having full use of one's mind and control over one's actions
“Only an insane person would get that close to a Great White and take a selfie.”
Adjective
Opposite of morally good or correct
Adjective
Opposite of made, given, or done with full awareness of what one is doing
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Opposite of exhibiting passion and enthusiasm
“The author's works were mediocre and could only attract an apathetic readership.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing something to occur or be done in a particular way
Adjective
Opposite of obligated, especially financially
Adjective
Opposite of obligated to provide, display, or do something for another
Adjective
Opposite of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others
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