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irregardless vs. regardless

irregardless vs. regardless: What’s the difference?

Regardless means without regard to or in spite of some specific circumstances (usually those that have just been or are about to be mentioned). Irregardless (yes, it’s a word) is a variant of regardless that’s typically used to mean the exact same thing. It’s got an extra negative element, the prefix ir-, so it’s often considered nonstandard.

[ ir-i-gahrd-lis ]
  1. regardless.
[ ri-gahrd-lis ]

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