irrespective

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ir- +‎ respective

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irrespective (not comparable)

  1. heedless, regardless
    • 1922, E. F. Benson, Miss Mapp, chapter 6, page 157:
      That alone, apart from Mr. Wyse’s old-fashioned notions on the subject, made telephoning impossible, for your summons was usually answered by his cook, who instantly began scolding the butcher irrespective and disrespectful of whom you were.
  2. Without regard for conditions, circumstances, or consequences; unbiased; independent; impartial.
    an irrespective judgment
    • Rogers
      According to this doctrine, it must be resolved wholly into the absolute, irrespective will of God.
  3. (obsolete) disrespectful
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir C. Cornwallis to this entry?)

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