regardless of

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regardless of

  1. without attention to; without regard for
    Synonyms: irrespective of; see also Thesaurus:despite
    He smoked cigars regardless of the consequences.

Usage notes[edit]

  • regardless, without of, is sometimes used as a preposition, but usage with of is more correct.
  • This term can also be analyzed as an adjective "regardless" that takes a prepositional phrase headed by "of" as its complement.


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