from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not regarding particular circumstances or conditions.
  • Regardless; not taking account; independent: followed by of before an object: also often used adverbially, there being no noun to which it can be directly attached: as, to do one's duty, irrespective of consequences.
  • Not showing respect; disrespectful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Without regard for conditions, circumstances, or consequences; unbiased; independent; impartial.
  • adjective obsolete Disrespectful.
  • adjective regardless of; without regard to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective heedless, regardless
  • adjective obsolete disrespectful

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks


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