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English definition of “whatsoever”

whatsoever

adverb [not gradable]    /ˌhwʌt·soʊˈev·ər, ˌwʌt-, ˌhwɑt-, ˌwɑt-/ (also whatever)
used after a negative phrase to add emphasis to the idea that is being expressed: He has no respect for authority whatsoever.
(Definition of whatsoever adverb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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