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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
        • He's like a human parrot: he resays whatever he's told - without any comprehension of its meaning.
        • He must go lighthanded to whatever it was that impended.
        • When choosing software, don't have eyes bigger than your stomach. Rather, stick to whatever level of software you need, and no more.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • 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.
        • Whatever air-conditioning system the car had once possessed had bitten the big one years ago; ...
        • Whatever the company says, the media is going to run them down.
      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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