irrespective of

preposition

ir·​re·​spec·​tive of ˌir-i-ˈspek-tiv- How to pronounce irrespective of (audio)
: regardless of
paid irrespective of how hard they workLee Bowes

Examples of irrespective of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump may well target all U.S. allies with tariffs of ten percent or more, irrespective of the tens of billions of dollars these countries have recently invested in the United States to build resilient supply chains. Victor Cha, Foreign Affairs, 26 June 2024 These emotional expectations, the offhand comments that children internalize over time, harm all children, irrespective of gender. Pragya Agarwal, Scientific American, 24 June 2024 But in uniform and on watch, the task of police is to preserve public safety and good order, irrespective of any personal political preferences. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 12 May 2024 Their votes should always be available to any candidate irrespective of political affiliation based on issues, democratic temperament and unwavering defense of constitutional processes. Armstrong Williams, Baltimore Sun, 14 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for irrespective of 

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irrespective of was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Irrespective of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irrespective%20of. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

irrespective of

preposition
ir·​re·​spec·​tive of ˌir-i-ˈspek-tiv- How to pronounce irrespective of (audio)
: without regard to
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