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irrespective

[ir-i-spek-tiv] /ˌɪr ɪˈspɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
without regard to something else, especially something specified; ignoring or discounting (usually followed by of):
Irrespective of my wishes, I should go.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; ir-2 + respective
Related forms
irrespectively, adverb
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irrespective

/ˌɪrɪˈspɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
(preposition) irrespective of, without taking account of; regardless of
adverb
2.
(informal) regardless; without due consideration he carried on with his plan irrespective
Derived Forms
irrespectively, adverb
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