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whatever

EN[ʍɒtˈɛvə] [wʌtˈɛvɚ] [-ɛvə(r)]
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  • Whatever may refer to:

    Definition of whatever in English Dictionary

  • Pronoun
    1. Anything; used to indicate that the speaker does not care about options.
      1. I'll do whatever I can.
      2. Do you want Chinese or Mexican for lunch today? — Whatever.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore whateverSUPmost whatever
    1. COL Unexceptional or unimportant; blah.
      1. (postpositive) At all, absolutely, whatsoever.
        1. There is no point whatever in going on with this discussion. ‎
    2. Interjection
      1. COL (dismissive) A holophrastic expression used discourteously to indicate that the speaker does not consider the matter worthy of further discussion.
        1. Parent: For the last time, brush your teeth!
        2. Child: Whatever!
    3. Determiner
      1. No matter which; for any.
        1. Whatever choice you make, there will be consequences. ‎
      2. (relative) Anything that.
        1. Whatever you say is fine with me. ‎
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • omehow the combination didn’t make sense, but Cranston took it at face value, whatever that was worth.
        • The manager was given her head to make whatever changes she might deem necessary in the structure of her department.
        • [ …] we hereby resign, surrender, upgive, overgive and deliver, ALL and WHOLE — (here the lands were described) — together with all right, title and interest whatever [ …]
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Whatever the company says, the media is going to run them down.
        • Whatever air-conditioning system the car had once possessed had bitten the big one years ago; ...
        • Whatever any hon. Member in any part of the Committee thinks about the advisability of this Bill, they all wish the Force that eventually is created to be an efficient one and not a Fred Karno's army.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • And, in general, programmers are counselling their colleagues to look beyond the usual suspects for funny additions to their airstaffs: local comedy clubs, theater groups, supermarkets, whatever!
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Determiners
          • Interjections
            • Pronouns
              • Interrogative pronouns
            Related Links:
            1. en whatevers
            2. en whateverism
            3. en whateverist
            4. en whateverists
            5. en whateverness
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of whatever for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "whatever" is an adjective. It's also a determiner. It's also an interjection. It's also a pronoun, more specifically, an interrogative pronoun.
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