regardless

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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.
  2. despite everything; despite the situation
    He did it, regardless.

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regardless (comparative more regardless, superlative most regardless)

  1. Without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.
    Tatiana knew the meat had passed its expiry date, but she ate it regardless.

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regardless

  1. (proscribed) Synonym of regardless of; paying no attention to
    Tatiana ate the cauliflower regardless its colour.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The phrase 'regardless to' is generally considered incorrect.
  • Phrases 'regardless if', 'regardless of if' and 'regardless whether' are generally considered incorrect, with 'regardless of whether' being the preferred wording.