Anyways vs Regardless - What's the difference?

anyways | regardless |

As adverbs the difference between anyways and regardless

is that anyways is (rare) in any way while regardless is without attention to warnings or indications of bad consequences.

As an adjective regardless is

having no regard; heedless; careless.

As a preposition regardless is

paying no attention to; regardless of.




  • (rare) In any way.
  • *, II.2.6.ii:
  • it behoves themto remove all objects, causes, companies, occasions, as may anyways molest him […].
  • (conjunctive, informal, chiefly, North America) Anyway, anyhow, in any case.
  • * 1865 , (Charles Dickens), (Our Mutual Friend) , Chapman and Hall, accessible through Google Books
  • *:"Anyways ," said the damsel, "I am glad punishment, and I say so."
  • regardless



    (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