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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

regard +‎ -less

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AdjectiveEdit

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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AdverbEdit

regardless (comparative more regardless, superlative most regardless)

  1. Without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.
    Tatiana knew the yogurt had passed its expiry date, 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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  • Phrases such as 'regardless if' and 'regardless to' are generally considered incorrect.