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Vocabulary Cringe!

Irregardless is not a word and here is why I believe it pops up in spite of this fact. Irrespective is a word that means without respect to or notwithstanding. Here is an example.

Irrespective of the fact that unthaw is not a word, it is commonly used.

Regardless essentially means the same thing, so you can replace irrespective in a sentence with regardless. Here is an example.

Regardless of the fact that unthaw is not a word, it is commonly used.

It would seem to me that people are simply mashing together, irrespective and regardless to create a new non word.

In summation, regardless is the word you are looking for, irrespective of what you might have heard.

You’re welcome!

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