Definition of regardless in English:

regardless

adverb

  • 1Despite the prevailing circumstances.

    ‘they were determined to carry on regardless’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘The band didn't flounder as emergency supplies kicked in, and carried on regardless.’
    • ‘She had a choice; she could either live carefully and pray, or carry on regardless.’
    • ‘Sertori is aware the City fans were questioning his role as a striker but vowed to carry on regardless.’
    • ‘At this point she clamps a hand over her mouth but then carries on regardless.’
    • ‘It decided to carry on regardless with the improvement work it had set out to do.’
    • ‘When we started we genuinely could not play at all but we all enjoyed it so much we carried on regardless.’
    • ‘That smacks of either a high degree of confidence, or resignation that a bloody nose is on its way regardless.’
    • ‘Or do you just keep going regardless when it's just a general cold virus no matter how severe?’
    • ‘Rodney would probably take the job regardless but also has had at least one other job offer.’
    • ‘Is there a scene that you consider yourself a part of, or do you just do your thing regardless?’
    • ‘He said it seemed the plan would go ahead regardless as the sign had already been erected.’
    • ‘He warned that if the authority did not change its stance, he would put in an application regardless.’
    • ‘I munch on regardless and this morning, I wake up feeling sick with stomach cramps.’
    • ‘Thus, there is no reason for any of us to work because we will make the same, regardless.’
    • ‘Spike pressed ahead regardless, scrubbing a virginal white spot into the dingy patio.’
    • ‘Teaching staff expected little or nothing from them and battled on regardless.’
    • ‘Whatever pressure groups and politics decide, the science will go on regardless.’
    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, rain or shine, come rain or shine, whatever the cost
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    1. 1.1regardless ofWithout regard or consideration for.
      ‘the allowance is paid regardless of age or income’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Everybody is welcome with a smile, regardless of age, occupation or nationality.’
      • ‘Of course I abhor exploitative or coercive sex, regardless of the age of those involved.’
      • ‘In some places the inhabitants were killed to the last person regardless of age or sex.’
      • ‘Acne can affect men and women of all ages regardless of skin type or lifestyle.’
      • ‘When you are a parent you have a responsibility to your child, regardless of their age.’
      • ‘NHS services will be provided, regardless of age, on the basis of clinical need alone.’
      • ‘Anybody who exceeds speed limits now will always exceed them, regardless of a post with a number on it.’
      • ‘In my experience of hikers, they rarely stick to a footpath anyway regardless of its width.’
      • ‘Some people will smoke anyway regardless of whether they are supposed to or not.’
      • ‘You just shift the speeders to smaller roads and the nutters will always kill regardless of tickets.’
      • ‘Mr White said fines would continue to be issued regardless of a person's age.’
      • ‘Both councillors said regardless of the signs in place, people did not always follow them.’
      • ‘She said she was going to do that regardless of her party's stance on paid parental leave.’
      • ‘Eights are considered wild and may be played regardless of the card on the pile.’
      • ‘Always say what is just and fair regardless of any loss to you, friend or relative.’
      • ‘She had always been brought up to believe murder was wrong, regardless of circumstance.’
      • ‘Gen Jackson said he would carry out the changes regardless of who is in power.’
      irrespective of, without regard to, without reference to, disregarding, unmindful of, heedless of, careless about, careless of, indifferent to, unconcerned about, without consideration of, negligent of, setting aside, discounting, ignoring, notwithstanding, no matter, despite, in spite of, for all
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Pronunciation

regardless

/rɪˈɡɑːdləs/