irrespective of


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At home, the French universalist model, based on the idea that society would offer equal opportunity and welfare protection to all citizens, irrespective of ethnicity or religion, has been challenged by social fracture, the pandemic and a cost-of-living crisis. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2022 The impact of the fan fiction left, irrespective of intention, is to dampen voter enthusiasm for the Democratic Party. David Masciotra, CNN, 11 June 2022 This benefit was observed irrespective of age, weight, alcohol or smoking use as well as the amount of caffeine present in the coffee. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 9 June 2022 At the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 was often depicted as an agent of random chaos, a disease that affected everyone irrespective of their race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, 13 Feb. 2022 Everyone, irrespective of gender, holds a world of unconscious expectation about how relationships ‘should’ be. Eleanor Morgan,, 15 Dec. 2021 These can occur irrespective of the initial severity of the SARS-CoV-2 infection, but happen more frequently in women, the middle-aged, and in individuals who experienced more COVID symptoms initially. Jason Gale, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2021 Plus, irrespective of favorite or underdog status, head coach Erik Spoelstra’s side is 14-19-1 ATS when playing away from home this season. Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 18 Mar. 2023 An alternative world order, irrespective of what happens in Ukraine. Nic Robertson, CNN, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

irrespective of

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