without regard to something else, especially something specified; ignoring or discounting (usually followed by of): Irrespective of my wishes, I should go.
- ir·re·spec·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use irrespective in a sentence
Google regularly updates its apps across all platforms, so you can, and should, download them to all your gadgets, irrespective of the operating system.
The target also means India needs to manoeuvre global supply chain issues, irrespective of geopolitical realities and mining concerns, impacting the producers of major minerals required in the solar industry.Charted: The biggest hurdles for Narendra Modi’s solar power ambitions for India | Mayank Aggarwal | May 27, 2021 | Quartz
I very much support holding members accountable irrespective of party affiliation who have something like this in their past.Former lobbyist accuses Rep. Tom Reed, a potential Cuomo challenger, of sexual misconduct | Beth Reinhard | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Sitting the starters is the right football move for the Steelers irrespective of injury risk because the team is feeling good about itself now.
This made us think that the mouse brain, whether it is male or female, has circuitry that triggers parental behavior, irrespective of whether the animal is male or female.Catherine Dulac Finds Brain Circuitry Behind Sex-Specific Behaviors | Claudia Dreifus | December 14, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
In very different but related ways, they raise fundamental questions irrespective of race about how policing gets done.Eric Garner Was Choked to Death for Selling Loosies | Nick Gillespie | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“In the most extreme cases, the abusive party is able to recoup irrespective of the cost,” he says.Domestic Violence Among the Wealthy Hides Behind ‘Veil of Silence’ | Eliza Shapiro | February 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I do not feel I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes,” he wrote.Marvin Miller, the Labor Leader Who Revolutionized Baseball | Allen St. John | November 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I make sure I send the picture irrespective of whether they let me keep it.Freida Pinto on Playing Passive ‘Trishna,’ Her ‘Slumdog’ Break, and More | Jacob Bernstein | July 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I do not begrudge the journalist for pursuing the unvarnished truth, irrespective of political consequences.
No selection of any kind is made, and all are admitted irrespective of the cause, nature, or severity of the disease.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
Each player, or side, is only permitted to throw three balls an inning, irrespective of the number of runs scored.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
And the factor of spontaneous improvement irrespective of all remedial measures is also ignored.
The gardener didn't have to deal with a moving target and he could administer water quite irrespective of the wishes of the grass.The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun
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
British Dictionary definitions for irrespective
irrespective of (preposition) without taking account of; regardless of
informal regardless; without due consideration: he carried on with his plan irrespective
- irrespectively, adverb
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