irrespective irrespective  /ɪ rə ˈspɛk tɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks

Usage(s):

  1. That's why I, like many other doctors, am unimpressed with the proposed legislation, which would legalize marijuana irrespective of any medical condition.
  2. Her study shows that the predictive power of such exams holds irrespective of the doctors' gender or whether they went to med school in another country.
  3. But when they were shown the iconic red-and-white label, they expressed a huge preference for Coke, irrespective of which cola they were actually sampling.

News

  1. Background mortality rates key to accurate reporting of vaccine safety risks

    In a study using the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD), investigators analyzed four years of data and determined that background mortality rates (rates of death irrespective of cause) are crucial in interpreting the numbers of deaths following vaccination. The VSD mortality rate following immunization is lower than the general US population mortality rate, and the causes of death are similar. These ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. SVSU administrators changing, if not structure

    Saturday June 8, 2013 ZEKE WRIGHT Staff Writer BENNINGTON -- Administrative changes are coming to the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union irrespective of a proposed but questioned assistant superintendent position. With Kathi Marcoux’s retirement from the position of director of curriculum instruction and assessment at the end of the year, current Assistant
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Bennington Banner

Quotes

  1. "No one is allowed to take the law into his own hands," said Zuma. "It against this background that the murder of Terre'Blanche must be condemned, irrespective of how his killers think they may have been justified. They had no right to take...
    on Apr 3, 2010 By: Jacob Zuma Source: AFP

  2. Mr. Brown, in a way of response, said, "Irrespective of Afghanistan, irrespective of what is happening in different parts of the world, we have an international organization trying to inflict the maximum damage on civilian life in pursuit of a...
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: New York Times

  3. Hughton said: "Irrespective of what has gone on re: the club, when you are on a run of defeats, then it does affect confidence. All you can do as coaches is pick the players up, look at the positives from the game - and irrespective of how...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Chris Hughton Source: Sportinglife.com

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