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[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.
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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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whatsoever, any, everything

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British Dictionary definitions for whatsoever


  1. (postpositive) at all: used as an intensifier with indefinite pronouns and determiners such as none, any, no one, anybody, etc
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  1. an archaic word for whatever
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Word Origin and History for whatsoever


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

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