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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.”
(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.”
(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.”
(responsible for) Opposite of being a primary cause of an event or action
“I am innocent of eating all the cookies in the office!”
(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.”
(carefree) 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.”
(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.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint
Opposite of sensible and balanced in personality and emotional behavior
“For a grown woman, she sure acts like an immature and petulant child.”
Opposite of having or showing good sense or judgment
Opposite of having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
Opposite of morally good or correct
“Breaking the law often starts with unethical behavior that has gone unnoticed.”
Opposite of under an obligation to someone or an organization, typically financially
Opposite of obligated to provide, display, or do something for another
Opposite of done or performed with a conscious purpose or intent
“The funniest malapropisms and turns of phrase tend to be unintentional bloopers.”
Opposite of exhibiting passion and enthusiasm
“The author's works were mediocre and could only attract an apathetic readership.”
Opposite of assiduously attending to the comfort or wishes of others
“In the fight against apathy, inconsiderate behavior and disrespect, let's try to remember manners don't cost a thing.”
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