Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In spite of everything; anyway: continues to work regardless.
  • adj. Heedless; unmindful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no regard; heedless; careless.
  • adv. Without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.
  • prep. Paying no attention to; regardless of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no regard; heedless; careless.
  • adj. Not regarded; slighted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not having regard or heed; not looking or attending; heedless; negligent; indifferent; careless.
  • Not regarded; slighted.
  • Synonyms Unmindful, inattentive, unobservant, neglectful, unconcerned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks
  • adj. (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration

Etymologies

regard +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the aspiring singer will be signed to the label regardless of where she finishes in the competition.

    Susan Boyle “Oprah” Appearance

  • A 33-point deficit still leaves Johnson in control of his own destiny; winning and leading the most laps at both Phoenix and Homestead wins him the title regardless of what

    SI.com

  • Square Enix is probably betting that long time fans of the Final Fantasy series, who have been waiting for a new full installment since 2006, will pick up the title regardless of the price tag while other gamers will buy it after some time, when it becomes somewhat cheaper.

    Softpedia News - Global

  • Through a quirk of the constitution, Rajapaksa would be able to serve the final two years of his term regardless of the outcome of the vote.

    TheState.com: The Buzz

  • McIlroy will take the title regardless of how he plays if Westwood finishes outside the top seven, Kaymer the top four and Fisher the top two.

    Top Stories: BreakingNews.ie

  • Must we seek a seal of approval to call ourselves writers, or should this writer declare his title regardless if anyone cares for his work?

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I mean I'd love for them to just publish a title regardless of how little it sells, but that unfortunately isn't how buisness works.

    Manga Before Flowers — Ask not what the manga industry can do for you… | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Coronado coach J.J. Johnson said the two teams will more than likely still split the District 2-5A title regardless of the outcome.

    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:Today's Headlines

  • Report Abuse let us yankee fans enjoy our title regardless of how much money they pay their players, steroids are the past of most teams not only yankees just some players were able to cover their tracks alot better than others. as to how much front office pays the players i have a question for you sore losers if there was twenty companies that did the work you do would you go to the company that pays more and is recognized as an elite company or would you go to the company that pays half-butt and known as a LOSER

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • It happened now and who's to say it wouldn't happen again regardless who is in office at the time.

    House committee votes to subpoena White House party crashers

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