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regardless

[ ri-gahrd-lis ]
/ rɪˈgɑrd lɪs /
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adjective

having or showing no regard; heedless; unmindful (often followed by of).

adverb

without concern as to advice, warning, hardship, etc.; anyway: I must make the decision regardless.

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Idioms for regardless

    regardless of, in spite of; without regard for: They'll do it regardless of the cost.

Origin of regardless

First recorded in 1585–95; regard + -less
re·gard·less·ly, adverbre·gard·less·ness, noun
irregardless, regardless (see usage note at irregardless)
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British Dictionary definitions for regardless

regardless
/ (rɪˈɡɑːdlɪs) /

adjective

(usually foll by of) taking no regard or heed; heedless

adverb

in spite of everything; disregarding drawbacksto carry on regardless
regardlessly, adverbregardlessness, noun
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