Meaning of “regardless” in the English Dictionary

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"regardless" in British English

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regardlessadverb

uk /rɪˈɡɑːd.ləs/ us /rɪˈɡɑːrd.ləs/

C1 despite; not being affected by something:

The plan for a new office building went ahead regardless of local opposition.
She knew it was dangerous to visit him except at night, but she set out regardless (of the risk).
This job is open to all, regardless of previous experience.

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  • All the children are lumped together in one class, regardless of their ability.
  • He could see that she didn't like what he was saying, but he ploughed on regardless.
  • It was pouring with rain, but we pressed on regardless.
  • Regardless of what you think, I believe she's the best person for the job.
  • Regardless of cost, the building must be completed on time.

(Definition of “regardless” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"regardless" in American English

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regardlessadverb [ not gradable ]

us /rɪˈɡɑrd·ləs/

despite what has been said or done:

We want tax cuts, but regardless, we need to limit expenditures.

(Definition of “regardless” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)