[ 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.


    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 forms

re·gard·less·ly, adverbre·gard·less·ness, noun

Can be confused

irregardless 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 Forms

regardlessly, adverbregardlessness, noun
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