Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In spite of everything; anyway.
  • adjective Heedless; unmindful.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no regard; heedless; careless.
  • adjective rare Not regarded; slighted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having no regard; heedless; careless.
  • adverb Without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.
  • preposition Paying no attention to; regardless of.

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

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

Etymologies

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regard +‎ -less

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