whatsoever


whatsoever
[[t](h)wɒ̱tsoʊe̱və(r)[/t]]
ADV: usu with brd-neg, n ADV (emphasis)
You use whatsoever after a noun group in order to emphasize a negative statement.

My school did nothing whatsoever in the way of athletics...

I don't think they'll have any idea how I'm feeling. None whatsoever...

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this woman was a totally devoted and caring mother.

Syn:
at all

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Whatsoever — What so*ev er, pron. & a. Whatever. In whatsoever shape he lurk. Milton. [1913 Webster] Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do. Gen. xxxi. 16. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is sometimes divided by tmesis. What things soever ye desire. Mark xi. 24 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whatsoever — index whatever Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whatsoever — mid 13c., quuat so euere; see WHAT (Cf. what) + SO (Cf. so) + EVER (Cf. ever) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whatsoever — ► ADVERB ▪ at all. ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN archaic ▪ whatever …   English terms dictionary

  • whatsoever — [hwut΄sōer′hwut΄sō ev′ər, wut΄sō ev′ər] pron., adj. whatever: an emphatic form: also Old Poet. whatsoe er [hwut΄sōer′] …   English World dictionary

  • whatsoever — what|so|ev|er1 [ ,watsou evər, ,hwatsou evər ] adverb * used for emphasizing a negative statement: WHATEVER: no something whatsoever: It had no effect whatsoever. I have no doubt whatsoever. none whatsoever: Are there any problems? None… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whatsoever — I UK [ˌwɒtsəʊˈevə(r)] / US [ˌwɑtsoʊˈevər] / US [ˌhwɑtsoʊˈevər] adverb * used for emphasizing a negative statement no something whatsoever: It had no effect whatsoever. I have no doubt whatsoever. none whatsoever: Are there any problems? None… …   English dictionary

  • whatsoever — /hwut soh ev euhr, hwot , wut , wot /, pron., adj. (an intensive form of whatever): whatsoever it be; in any place whatsoever. [1200 50; ME, equiv. to what so whatever (OE swa hwaet swa) + ever EVER] * * * …   Universalium

  • whatsoever — adjective /ˌwɒtsəʊˈɛvə/ a) Whatever. “In whatsoever shape he lurk”. (Milton) b) In any way; at all. “Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do”. (Gen. xxxi. 16) …   Wiktionary

  • whatsoever — /wɒtsoʊˈɛvə/ (say wotsoh evuh) pronoun, adjective intensive form of whatever: whatsoever it be; in any place whatsoever. Also, Poetic, whatsoe er /wɒtsoʊˈɛə/ (say wotsoh air) …   Australian English dictionary