AskDefine | Define regardless

Dictionary Definition

regardless adj : (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration; "careless of the consequences"; "the proverbial grasshopper--thoughtless of tomorrow"; "crushing the blooms with regardless tread" [syn: careless(p), thoughtless(p)] adv : in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks; "he carried on regardless of the difficulties" [syn: irrespective, disregardless, no matter, disregarding]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Having no regard; heedless; careless.



  1. Actioned in a way which shows no consideration for a subject or the status of a situation.
    Tatiana knew the cauliflower was purple, but she ate it regardless.


regardless of
  1. Paying no attention to.
    Tatiana ate the cauliflower regardless of its colour.


Usage notes

If used as a preposition, this word must be followed by 'of'. Phrases such as 'regardless if' and 'regardless to' are technically incorrect.

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