[ hwuht-soh-ev-er, hwot-, wuht-, wot- ]
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pronoun, adjective
  1. (an intensive form of whatever): whatsoever it be; in any place whatsoever.

Origin of whatsoever

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

Words Nearby whatsoever

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How to use whatsoever in a sentence

  • He set down as the second the golden rule, “whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them.”

    The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
  • At any rate, whatsoever that curious reservation meant, the majority of the staff were opposed to surrender.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

    His Last Week | William E. Barton
  • All things whatsoever the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he taketh of mine, and shall declare it unto you.

    His Last Week | William E. Barton
  • We can scarcely know too well those works which have tended more to form character than any collection of any kind whatsoever.

British Dictionary definitions for whatsoever


/ (ˌwɒtsəʊˈɛvə) /

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

  1. an archaic word for whatever

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