howsoever

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English howsoevere, how-so-evere, how so evere; equivalent to how +‎ soever.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhaʊsoʊˈɛvəɹ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛvə(ɹ)

Adverb[edit]

howsoever (formal or archaic, emphasised or embellished form of however in certain senses)

  1. Regardless of the way in which.
    Howsoever they pleaded, their pleas went unheard.
  2. In any manner whatsoever.
    The party to this agreement may use the property whensoever and howsoever he or she pleases.
  3. To whatever degree or extent.
    Their evidence, howsoever true it may have been, was not believed.

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