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regardless

re·gard·less

regardless

 
 
pronunciation:
rih gard lihs
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: without concern or thought.
Regardless of her neighbor's stares, she went ahead and painted her house purple.
 
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: without paying attention to warnings or dangers; anyway.
They say it is a difficult trail, but we are going to hike it regardless.
similar words:
anyway, in any event
derivation: regardlessly (adv.)
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The word regardless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1