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regardless

adverb
     
re‧gard‧less
1 without being affected or influenced by something
regardless of
The law requires equal treatment for all, regardless of race, religion, or sex.
2 if you continue doing something regardless, you do it in spite of difficulties or other people telling you not to
carry on/go on regardless British English (=continue what you are doing)
You get a lot of criticism, but you just have to carry on regardless.

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