Albeit vs Regardless - What's the difference?

albeit | regardless |

As a conjunction albeit

is although, despite being.

As an adjective regardless is

having no regard; heedless; careless.

As an adverb regardless is

without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.

As a preposition regardless is

paying no attention to; regardless of.




  • although, despite being
  • He has a very good idea, albeit a strange one.

    Usage notes

    Unlike although'', ''albeit cannot also introduce an independent clause. Either can introduce a noun phrase, adjectival phrase, or adverbial phrase.


    * 2001 , (Eoin Colfer), , page 92: *: The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the men’s mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton. Albeit a simpleton with a good vocabulary. * 2007 June 17, Ellen Marrus, in the Houston Chronicle : *: There’s an easy, albeit expensive, way to fix the national crisis in forensic crime labs. * {{quote-news, year=2011 , date=September 24 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Up front, skipper and open-side Lewis Moody looked almost back to full fitness, while England's set-piece was barely troubled, albeit against a Romania side showing 11 changes from that beaten by Argentina earlier in the week.}}




    (en adjective)
  • Having no regard; heedless; careless.
  • * 1843 , :
  • I grew, day by day, more moody, more irritable, more regardless of the feelings of others.

    Derived terms

    * regardless of


    (en adverb)
  • Without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.
  • Tatiana knew the cauliflower was purple, but she ate it regardless .


    * anyhow * anyway * at any rate * come what may * in any case


    (English prepositions)
  • Paying no attention to; regardless of.
  • Tatiana ate the cauliflower regardless of its colour.

    Usage notes

    * Phrases such as 'regardless if' and 'regardless to' are technically incorrect. English words affected by confusion