regardless


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re·gard·less

 (rĭ-gärd′lĭs)
adv.
In spite of everything; anyway: continues to work regardless.
adj.
Heedless; unmindful.

re·gard′less·ly adv.
re·gard′less·ness n.

regardless

(rɪˈɡɑːdlɪs)
adj
(usually foll by of) taking no regard or heed; heedless
adv
in spite of everything; disregarding drawbacks: to carry on regardless.
reˈgardlessly adv
reˈgardlessness n

re•gard•less

(rɪˈgɑrd lɪs)

adj.
1. having or showing no regard; heedless; unmindful (often fol. by of).
adv.
2. without concern as to advice, warning, hardship, etc.; anyway.
Idioms:
regardless of, in spite of; without regard for.
[1585–95]
re•gard′less•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.regardless - (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration; "careless of the consequences"; "crushing the blooms with regardless tread"
heedless, unheeding - marked by or paying little heed or attention; "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt; "heedless of danger"; "heedless of the child's crying"
Adv.1.regardless - in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks; "he carried on regardless of the difficulties"

regardless

adverb
1. in spite of everything, anyway, nevertheless, nonetheless, in any case, no matter what, for all that, rain or shine, despite everything, come what may Despite her recent surgery she has been carrying on regardless.
2. (with of) irrespective of, without reference to, without regard to, despite, discounting, disregarding, notwithstanding, unconcerned about, heedless of, unmindful of It takes in anybody regardless of religion, colour or creed.
Translations
بِغَض النَّظَر
bez ohledu napřesto
alligevel
á tillits til
gene deher şeye rağmen

regardless

[rɪˈgɑːdlɪs]
A. ADJ regardless ofsin reparar en
buy it regardless of the costcómpralo, cueste lo que cueste
they shot them all regardless of ranklos fusilaron a todos sin miramientos a su graduación
we did it regardless of the consequenceslo hicimos sin tener en cuenta las consecuencias
B. ADVa pesar de todo, pase lo que pase
he went on regardlesscontinuó a pesar de todo
carry or press on regardless!¡a seguir, sin reparar en las consecuencias!

regardless

[rɪˈgɑːrdləs] adv [carry on, continue] → malgré tout
We are determined to carry on regardless → Nous sommes déterminés à continuer malgré tout.
regardless of sth → quel(le) que soit qch
regardless of the outcome of this case → quelle que soit l'issue du procès
The event will take place regardless of the weather → L'événement aura lieu quel que soit le temps.
regardless of the consequences → sans se soucier des conséquences
regardless of the danger → sans se soucier du danger

regardless

adj regardless ofohne Rücksicht auf (+acc), → ungeachtet (+gen); to do something regardless of the consequencesetw ohne Rücksicht auf die Folgen tun; regardless of what it costsegal, was es kostet; regardless of the fact that …ungeachtet dessen, dass …
advtrotzdem; he did it regardlesser hat es trotzdem getan

regardless

[rɪˈgɑːdlɪs]
1. adj regardless of (heedless of) → senza preoccuparsi di; (in spite of) → a dispetto di
regardless of rank → senza distinzioni
regardless of race → senza distinzioni di razza
2. adv (fam) she did it regardlessl'ha fatto lo stesso

regard

(rəˈgaːd) verb
1. (with as) to consider to be. I regard his conduct as totally unacceptable.
2. to think of as being very good, important etc; to respect. He is very highly regarded by his friends.
3. to think of (with a particular emotion or feeling). I regard him with horror; He regards his wife's behaviour with amusement.
4. to look at. He regarded me over the top of his glasses.
5. to pay attention to (advice etc).
noun
1. thought; attention. He ran into the burning house without regard for his safety.
2. sympathy; care; consideration. He shows no regard for other people.
3. good opinion; respect. I hold him in high regard.
reˈgarding preposition
about; concerning. Have you any suggestions regarding this project?
reˈgardless adjective, adverb
not thinking or caring about costs, problems, dangers etc. There may be difficulties but I shall carry on regardless.
reˈgards noun plural
greetings; good wishes. Give my regards to your mother; He sent her his regards.
as regards
as far as (something) is concerned. As regards the meeting tomorrow, I hope as many people will attend as possible.
with regard to
about; concerning. I have no complaints with regard to his work.

with regards is sometimes used in ending a letter.
with regard to means `about'.
References in classic literature ?
Beth clapped her hands, regardless of the biscuit she held, and Jo tossed up her napkin, crying, "A letter
Every thought filled with apprehension for the previous treasure he had concealed in the cavern, the young man started to his feet, totally regardless of the hazard he incurred by such an exposure.
Is it not a saying in every one's mouth, Possession is half of the law: that is, regardless of how the thing came into possession?
Now and then he would break into cursing, regardless of everything; and now and then his impatience would get the better of him, and he would try to get up, and poor Teta Elzbieta would have to plead with him in a frenzy.
ReMember, the proceeds go to a great and free charity, and one whose broad begevolence stretches out its help- ing hand, warm with the blood of a lov- ing heart, to all that suffer, regardless of race, creed, condition or color--the only charity yet established in the earth which has no politico-religious stop- cock on its compassion, but says Here flows the stream, let ALL come and drink
Then the teacher lets me softly down with the remark that whenever the word "wegen" drops into a sentence, it ALWAYS throws that subject into the GENITIVE case, regardless of consequences--and therefore this bird stayed in the blacksmith shop "wegen DES Regens.
Uncle Jerry had never before said so many words at a time, but he had caught sight of the child's red eyes and tear-stained cheeks, and his big heart went out to her in her trouble, quite regardless of any circumstances that might have caused it.
Covey, and struck back again, regardless of consequences; and while I kept them from combining, I succeeded very well; for I could whip the whole of them, taking them separately.
Perhaps she might have passed over more had his manners been flattering to Isabella's sister, but they were only those of a calmly kind brother and friend, without praise and without blindness; but hardly any degree of personal compliment could have made her regardless of that greatest fault of all in her eyes which he sometimes fell into, the want of respectful forbearance towards her father.
I stared - she stared also: at any rate, she kept her eyes on me in a cool, regardless manner, exceedingly embarrassing and disagreeable.
Back from pursuit thy Powers with loud acclaime Thee only extold, Son of thy Fathers might, To execute fierce vengeance on his foes, Not so on Man; him through their malice fall'n, Father of Mercie and Grace, thou didst not doome So strictly, but much more to pitie encline: No sooner did thy dear and onely Son Perceive thee purpos'd not to doom frail Man So strictly, but much more to pitie enclin'd, He to appease thy wrauth, and end the strife Of Mercy and Justice in thy face discern'd, Regardless of the Bliss wherein hee sat Second to thee, offerd himself to die For mans offence.
said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.