Definition of regardless in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈɡɑːdləs/


1Despite the prevailing circumstances: they were determined to carry on regardless
More example sentences
  • What I normally do in these circumstances is grit my teeth and carry on regardless.
  • I chose to blot out the sound of cold water being poured on my words of admiration, and carried on regardless.
  • Or will we just keep buying regardless, carried away by the cheap thrill of it all?
anyway, anyhow, in any case, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, despite everything, in spite of everything, for all that, after everything, no matter what, even so, just the same, all the same, be that as it may, in any event, come what may, (come) rain or shine, whatever the cost
informal still and all, irregardless, whatever, whatevs
1.1 (regardless of) Without regard or consideration for: the allowance is paid regardless of age or income
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  • This is indeed a unique race, regardless of age or gender all the athletes run together.
  • Officers are now warning that offenders face prosecution if caught, regardless of their age.
  • According to the proposals, pupils would sit the exams at their own pace, regardless of their age.
irrespective of, without regard to, without reference to, disregarding, unmindful of, heedless of, careless of/about, indifferent to, unconcerned about, without consideration of, negligent of, setting aside, discounting, ignoring, notwithstanding, no matter, despite, in spite of, for all
informal irregardless of



Example sentences
  • Despite the unenthusiastic reception that revelation received, Iron continued regardlessly; ‘yeah, well, I heard they're doing interviews for the South Street post.’
  • The only problem was that Iron didn't quite realize that her observations were more often than not accurate, but let her continue regardlessly.
  • He scratched his head and picked it up regardlessly.


Pronunciation: /rɪˈɡɑːdləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • Jane, having posited meaning in anticipation of the outcome, does not see what she expects to see; in the face of what she does see, she is frozen into a death-like state of ‘stupid regardlessness’.

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