from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Nonstandard Regardless.
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- adj. Regardless.
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- adv. regardless; a combination of irrespective and regardless sometimes used humorously
"It's right up there with people who use the term 'irregardless.'"
Since you are so quick to pick out someone elses failings, try looking in the mirror ... "irregardless" is not an acceptable word to use in the context you applied it ...
The question isn’t whether or not irregardless is a word, because that’s such an ill-defined question.
But asking if it’s a word isn’t the question anyone’s interested in; when people ask if irregardless is a word, they really mean to ask if irregardless is a valid and well-accepted component of Standard English.
It may surprise you that they have been for a very long time regardless (because irregardless is not a word) of who is in the oval office.
ENGLISH SOB: irregardless is a wrong word because, regard is the root, meaning, here, to look at or consider. regardless, means, essentially “without looking at” ir, as you correctly note, is a negation.
Nine out of ten in the street would think him a muslim or at least to have come from a muslim background upon hearing his name irregardless of their own prejudices, biases, or upbringings.
"irregardless" is not an acceptable word to use in the context you applied it … it's not a word at all! the spelling and grammar (not grammer) of some posters sure shows their level of education! matt
Indeed, those dictionaries that include "irregardless" - which is most of them, now-call it
I’m with goofy, et al. The in - in irregardless is the intensive in -, not the negating one.
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