regardless

[ri-gahrd-lis]
adjective
1.
having or showing no regard; heedless; unmindful (often followed by of ).
adverb
2.
without concern as to advice, warning, hardship, etc.; anyway: I must make the decision regardless.
Idioms
3.
regardless of, in spite of; without regard for: They'll do it regardless of the cost.

Origin:
1585–95; regard + -less

regardlessly, adverb
regardlessness, noun

irregardless, regardless (see usage note at irregardless).


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


1. attentive, mindful.
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regardless (rɪˈɡɑːdlɪs)
 
adj
1.  (usually foll by of) taking no regard or heed; heedless
 
adv
2.  in spite of everything; disregarding drawbacks: to carry on regardless
 
re'gardlessly
 
adv
 
re'gardlessness
 
n

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regardless
"indifferent," 1590s, from regard + -less.
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Example sentences
Scientists sometimes describe fishermen as racing to catch the last fish,
  regardless of the harm to vanishing species.
Lots of foods take time to prepare regardless of the brilliance and/or
  tirelessness of the cook.
Bottle-feeding, regardless of the formula used, accounted for the differences.
But regardless of the ongoing debate over sauropod biology the mount
  represents, it is an impressive sight.
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