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.

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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 whatsoever

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 whatsoever

whatsoever


pron.

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

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