whatsoever (not comparable)
- In any way; at all.
- He gave me no answer whatsoever.
- 2019 — Dierdre Nicole Green, "'I'm the Bishop!' and other Reflections" A Place to Belong, Deseret Book (2019), →ISBN page 141]:
- ...my father's role as the ecclesiastical leader of our ward gave me no license whatsoever to expect obedience from my agemates?
- (archaic) whatever
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Genesis 31:16:
- Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
- (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- […] I must require you to use diligence in presenting especially those purloinings and imbezlements, which are of plate, vessel, or whatsoever within the King's house.
The word is sometimes divided by tmesis: “What things soever ye desire”. (Mark 11:24)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for whatsoever in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)