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English definition of “no matter what, when, why, etc.”
no matter what, when, why, etc.
B2used to emphasize that something is always true, or that someone must do something: I never seem to lose any weight, no matter how hard I try.Anyway, we've got to get to the airport on time, no matter what.
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,