Origin of irrespective
Examples from the Web for irrespective
I do not begrudge the journalist for pursuing the unvarnished truth, irrespective of political consequences.
The agent would have to play along with the mood of the crowd to maintain cover, irrespective of personal feelings and reactions.Inside the Mind of the Spy: Agents Struggle in the Shadows|Ursula Wilder|July 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One negative article erases 10 positive ones, irrespective of how many people are reading the positive versus the negative ones.
And it was irrespective of the circumstances of the children who might have needed some help.
In 2011, irrespective of ground conditions, the NATO clock will go into reverse sweep.
He thinks that this development can go on irrespective of the use to which they are put.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
Mixtures of acetylene with air or oxygen are forbidden, irrespective of the pressure or proportions.
The opportunity to do good to our fellowmen comes to all, irrespective of sect or sex.The Annals of Willenhall|Frederick William Hackwood
As has been said, the first thing for a family to do is to find out their definite income, irrespective of Aunt Maria.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
If the candidate was liked he was voted for irrespective of principles.
1620s (implied in irrespectively), "disrespectful," from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + respective. Meaning "without taking account of (something)" is from 1690s. Main modern use is adverbial ("irrespective of"), attested from 1839.