regardless
I. adjective Date: 1591 heedless, carelessregardlessly adverbregardlessness noun II. adverb Date: 1872 despite everything <
went ahead with their plans regardless
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Usage: see irregardless

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  • Regardless — Re*gard less, a. 1. Having no regard; heedless; careless; as, regardless of life, consequences, dignity. [1913 Webster] Regardless of the bliss wherein he sat. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not regarded; slighted. [R.] Spectator. [1913 Webster] Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regardless — ► ADVERB ▪ despite the prevailing circumstances. ● regardless of Cf. ↑regardless of …   English terms dictionary

  • regardless — ☆ regardless [ri gärd′lis] adj. without regard; heedless; unmindful; careless adv. Informal without regard for, or in spite of, objections, difficulties, etc.; anyway without regard for, or in spite of, objections, difficulties, etc.; anyway… …   English World dictionary

  • regardless — indifferent, 1590s, from REGARD (Cf. regard) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Eliptical for “regardless of consequences, expenses, etc.,” from 1872 …   Etymology 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

  • regardless — I adverb albeit, all the same, although, anyhow, anyway, anywise, at any rate, by any means, despite, even though, however, in any case, in any event, in spite of, incuriosus, irrespective of, neglegens, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding …   Law dictionary

  • regardless — re|gard|less [ rı gardləs ] adverb ** without being affected or influenced by something: It seemed like an impossible task at times, but we went on, regardless. regardless of without being affected or influenced by anything else that happens or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • regardless — re|gard|less [rıˈga:dləs US a:r ] adv 1.) without being affected or influenced by something regardless of ▪ The law requires equal treatment for all, regardless of race, religion, or sex. 2.) if you continue doing something regardless, you do it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • regardless — [[t]rɪgɑ͟ː(r)dləs[/t]] 1) PHR PREP If something happens regardless of something else, it is not affected or influenced at all by that other thing. It takes in anybody regardless of religion, colour, or creed... Regardless of whether he is right… …   English dictionary

  • regardless — adverb 1 if you continue doing something regardless, you do it in spite of difficulties or opposition: You get a lot of criticism but you just have to carry on regardless. 2 regardless of without being affected by different situations, problems… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • regardless — /rəˈgadləs / (say ruh gahdluhs) adjective 1. without regard to expense, danger, etc. –adverb 2. anyway: to carry on regardless. –phrase 3. regardless of, a. paying no attention to: regardless of interruption she continued. b. without… …   Australian English dictionary

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