Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Archaic Characterized by disregard; heedless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. heedless, regardless
  • adj. disrespectful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without regard for conditions, circumstances, or consequences; unbiased; independent; impartial.
  • adj. Disrespectful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adv. in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks

Etymologies

ir- +‎ respective (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Black youth did it all the time, were told they were destroyers for using the word irrespective of context.

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  • Where humanity can take but limited views of its relations to nature (as among the ignorant tribes of Africa,) there is no sufficient power of abstraction to deduce, by its reason, the conclusion of an invisible Creator; nor is there sufficient inventive power to conceive the idea irrespective of outward impressions; nor is their knowledge of nature so dignified in its character as to produce such grand conclusions.

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  • Romantic composers would then be those who have sought their ideals in other directions and striven to give them expression irrespective of the restrictions and limitations of form -- composers who, in short, prefer content to manner.

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  • The Markets seem to be like a vindictive 5 year old, they want their way on their terms irrespective of how destructive it is generally and no matter what they do they can't lose.

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  • Aggressive due diligence might be a reasonable defense, but a free pass for acquired problems "irrespective" of due diligence is far too lax a standard.

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