regardless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

regard +‎ -less

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regardless (comparative more regardless, superlative most regardless)

  1. Having no regard; heedless; careless.
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, volume III, chapter 15:
      Always deceived in fact by his own wishes, and regardless of little besides his own convenience.
    • 1843, Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat :
      I grew, day by day, more moody, more irritable, more regardless of the feelings of others.

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Adverb[edit]

regardless (comparative more regardless, superlative most regardless)

  1. Without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.
    Tatiana knew the cauliflower was purple, but she ate it regardless.

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regardless

  1. Paying no attention to; regardless of.
    Tatiana ate the cauliflower regardless of its colour.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Phrases such as 'regardless if' and 'regardless to' are technically incorrect.