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regardless

[ri-gahrd-lis]
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adjective
  1. having or showing no regard; heedless; unmindful (often followed by of).
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adverb
  1. without concern as to advice, warning, hardship, etc.; anyway: I must make the decision regardless.
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Idioms
  1. regardless of, in spite of; without regard for: They'll do it regardless of the cost.
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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)

Synonyms

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1. inattentive, negligent, neglectful, indifferent, unconcerned.

Antonyms

1. attentive, mindful.
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Examples from the Web for regardlessly

Historical Examples

  • Then she tore the hat from her head and cast it regardlessly upon the counter.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • She only smiles, pricks him with the spur, and regardlessly cuts him with her cuarto.

  • He had ridden over her objection as regardlessly as if she had never made any.

  • You know how regardlessly outspoken Elsie is, and how thoroughly saturated with her music.

    Cicely and Other Stories

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • Everything—family, business, possessions—must be regardlessly sacrificed to the one aim of war.

    Pedagogics as a System

    Karl Rosenkranz


British Dictionary definitions for regardlessly

regardless

adjective
  1. (usually foll by of) taking no regard or heed; heedless
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adverb
  1. in spite of everything; disregarding drawbacksto carry on regardless
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Derived Formsregardlessly, adverbregardlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for regardlessly

regardless

adj.

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

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