Definition of regardless in English:



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