[ ri-gahrd-lis ]
/ rɪˈgɑrd lɪs /


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


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

Nearby words

  1. regan,
  2. regard,
  3. regardant,
  4. regardful,
  5. regarding,
  6. regards,
  7. regatta,
  8. regd,
  9. regd.,
  10. regelate


    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

Related formsre·gard·less·ly, adverbre·gard·less·ness, noun

Can be confusedirregardless regardless (see usage note at irregardless) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for regardlessly

British Dictionary definitions for regardlessly


/ (rɪˈɡɑːdlɪs) /


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


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

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Word Origin and History for regardlessly



"indifferent," 1590s, from regard (n.) + -less. Elliptical for "regardless of consequences, expenses, etc.," from 1872.

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