Irrespective vs. Regardless

Irrespective vs. Regardless — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Irrespective and Regardless

Irrespectiveadjective

Heedless, regardless.

Regardlessadverb

In spite of everything; anyway

continues to work regardless.

Irrespectiveadjective

Without regard for conditions, circumstances, or consequences; unbiased; independent; impartial.

an irrespective judgment

Regardlessadjective

Heedless; unmindful.

Irrespectiveadjective

(obsolete) Disrespectful.

Regardlessadjective

Having no regard; heedless; careless.

Irrespectiveadverb

in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks;

he carried on regardless of the difficulties

Regardlessadverb

Without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.

Tatiana knew the yogurt had passed its expiry date, but she ate it regardless.

Regardlesspreposition

Paying no attention to; regardless of.

Regardlessadjective

(usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration;

careless of the consequencesthe proverbial grasshopper--thoughtless of tomorrowcrushing the blooms with regardless tread

Regardlessadverb

in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks;

he carried on regardless of the difficulties