(Old French: look at, consider, think of; from guard, to heed)

disregard (s) (noun), disregards (pl)
1. A lack of interest or ignoring someone or something or treating others as unimportant: David showed a blatant disregard for the traffic law when he exceeded the speed limit as he drove home from the party.

The terrorists have been behaving in total disregard for human life.

disregard (verb), disregards; disregarded; disregarding
To pay no attention to, to take no notice of: Disregarding the cold weather, Joe and his family played outside all day.

Michael disregarded his mother's advice about getting ready as soon as possible and so he didn't get to school in time.

irregardless (adverb)
A redundant or an excess of two negative elements: "ir-" and "less" are considered to be "nonstandard usage".
regard (s) (noun), regards (pl)
1. A care or concern for someone or something: Karen seems to have little regard for her health as indicated by her excessive consumption of candy and other sugary foods.

Pete's construction company acted without regard for the safety of its workers.

Mark's father acted with due regard for the future of his children by providing them with financial bank accounts.

2. A feeling of respect and admiration for others: Mrs. Brown's students have a high regard

for her.

The writing of the author is held in high regard in that she is greatly respected and admired by her readers.

Sometimes used when ending a letter or message: I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards, Sam

3. Used to refer to that has been recently mentioned: Mark, I have a question with regard to your last statement about going on a trip.
regard (verb), regards; regarded; regarding
1. To look at closely; to observe carefully: Jack, the passenger in the car, said, "Jim, please regard the speed limit by paying attention when you are driving your car!"
2. To identify or to view in a particular manner: Harry's behavior was regarded as foolish.
3. To value, to esteem, or to like: Mr. Scott's students regard him as one of their best teachers.
4. To see, to reckon, and to consider: People regarded Kerri's laughter at the funeral as inappropriate.
5. To have good wishes expressed for others: Shanna regards Eugene's best wishes as a sincere gesture.
6. Etymology: from Old French regard, from regarder, "to take notice of"; from re-, "back" + garder, "look, heed, guard".
regardful (adjective), more regardful, most regardful
regardfully (adverb), more regardfully, most regardfully
regardfulness (s) (noun) (no plural)
regardless (adverb), more regardless, most regardless
A reference to doing something without paying attention to the situation and despite the prevailing circumstances: Ted and Kay were determined to carry on with their camping tripregardless of the bad weather.
regardlessly (adverb)
regardlessness (s) (noun) (no plural)