irregardless / regardless

irregardless / regardless
   Regardless is the correct word to use, meaning "without regard": The young man left regardless of the warnings.
   Irregardless is a double negative that should be avoided.

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  • irregardless / regardless —    Regardless is the correct word to use, meaning without regard : The young man left regardless of the warnings.    Irregardless is a double negative that should be avoided …   Confused words

  • Irregardless — is a term meaning in spite of or anyway , that has caused controversy since it first appeared in the early twentieth century. It is generally listed in dictionaries as incorrect or nonstandard .OriginThe origin of irregardless is not known for… …   Wikipedia

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  • regardless of something — regardless of (something) without being influenced by something. We treat everyone equally, regardless of what their language is, regardless of their skin color or background. Usage notes: sometimes spoken as irregardless of, which is not… …   New idioms dictionary

  • regardless of — (something) without being influenced by something. We treat everyone equally, regardless of what their language is, regardless of their skin color or background. Usage notes: sometimes spoken as irregardless of, which is not considered standard… …   New idioms dictionary

  • irregardless — is in origin probably a blend of irrespective and regardless. It is sometimes found in humorous contexts and is non standard …   Modern English usage

  • irregardless — ☆ irregardless [ir΄i gärd′lis ] adj., adv. REGARDLESS: a nonstandard or humorous usage …   English World dictionary

  • regardless — [adj] indifferent, unconcerned behindhand, blind, careless, coarse, crude, deaf, delinquent, derelict, disregarding, heedless, inadvertent, inattentive, inconsiderate, insensitive, lax, listless, mindless, neglectful, negligent, nonobservant,… …   New thesaurus

  • irregardless — /ir i gahrd lis/, adv. Nonstandard. regardless. [1910 15; IR 2 (prob. after irrespective) + REGARDLESS] Usage. IRREGARDLESS is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir and less. It was probably formed on the analogy of such… …   Universalium

  • irregardless — ir•re•gard•less [[t]ˌɪr ɪˈgɑrd lɪs[/t]] adv. Nonstandard. use regardless • Etymology: 1910–15; ir II (prob. after irrespective) +regardless usage: irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir and less. Those who… …   From formal English to slang

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