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Irregardless is sometimes incorrectly used instead of regardless, but is not usually considered correct in Standard English, as the negative prefix ir- merely duplicates the suffix -less and as such is redundant. It originated in the mid-19th century, probably as a blend of irrespective and regardless, but despite its age it has remained objectionable to many.
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