whatever

whatever
what•ev•er
[[t](h)wʌtˈɛv ər, (h)wɒt-, (h)wət-, wʌt-, wɒt-, wət-[/t]] pron.
1) fun anything that (usu. used in relative clauses):
Do whatever you like[/ex]
2) fun (used relatively to indicate a quantity of a specified or implied antecedent):
Take whatever you like of these[/ex]
3) fun no matter what:
Do it, whatever happens[/ex]
4) fun any or any one of a number of things whether specifically known or not:
papers, magazines, or whatever[/ex]
5) fun what (used interrogatively):
Whatever do you mean?[/ex]
6) in any amount; to any extent:
whatever merit the work has[/ex]
7) no matter what:
whatever rebuffs you might receive[/ex]
8) being what or who it may be:
Whatever the reason, she refuses to go[/ex]
9) of any kind (used as an intensifier following the noun or pronoun it modifies):
any person whatever[/ex]
10) cvb (used to indicate indifference to a state of affairs, situation, previous statement, etc.)
Etymology: 1300–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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