whatsoever

[ hwuht-soh-ev-er, hwot-, wuht-, wot- ]
/ ˌʰwʌt soʊˈɛv ər, ˌʰwɒt-, ˌwʌt-, ˌwɒt- /

pronoun, adjective

(an intensive form of whatever): whatsoever it be; in any place whatsoever.

Nearby words

  1. whatevs,
  2. whatnot,
  3. whatsis,
  4. whatsit,
  5. whatsoe'er,
  6. whaup,
  7. whaur,
  8. wheal,
  9. wheal-and-flare reaction,
  10. wheat

Origin of whatsoever

1200–50; Middle English, equivalent to what so whatever (Old English swā hwæt swā) + ever ever

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British Dictionary definitions for what-soever

whatsoever

/ (ˌwɒtsəʊˈɛvə) /

adjective

(postpositive) at all: used as an intensifier with indefinite pronouns and determiners such as none, any, no one, anybody, etc

pronoun

an archaic word for whatever
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Word Origin and History for what-soever

whatsoever

pron.

mid-13c., quuat-so-euere; see what + soever.

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