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irrespective

[ ir-i-spek-tiv ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈspɛk tɪv /
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adjective
without regard to something else, especially something specified; ignoring or discounting (usually followed by of): Irrespective of my wishes, I should go.
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Origin of irrespective

First recorded in 1630–40; ir-2 + respective

OTHER WORDS FROM irrespective

ir·re·spec·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use irrespective in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for irrespective

irrespective
/ (ˌɪrɪˈspɛktɪv) /

adjective
irrespective of (preposition) without taking account of; regardless of
adverb
informal regardless; without due considerationhe carried on with his plan irrespective

Derived forms of irrespective

irrespectively, adverb
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