irrespective

[ ir-i-spek-tiv ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈspɛk tɪv /

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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Example sentences from the Web for irrespective

  • Irrespectively of the evidence in this case you would not have thought him to be a man likely to commit such a crime?

    Phineas Redux|Anthony Trollope
  • This seems to show how potent are the conditions of life, irrespectively of the variations being in any way beneficial.

  • And then individually to himself, Kenelm, irrespectively of the Three Fishes,—what a humiliation!

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • If I profit on the transaction of buying 1000 quarters of wheat for gold, I do so irrespectively of all other exchanges by others.

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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