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whatsoeveradverb

uk   /ˌwɒt.səʊˈev.ər/  us   /ˌwɑːt.soʊˈev.ɚ/ (also whatever)
C1 used after a negative phrase to add emphasis to the idea that is being expressed: He has no respect for authority whatsoever. I can honestly say that I have no interest whatsoever in the royal family. There is no evidence whatever to show that this is in fact the case. "Did you have any idea what was happening at the time?" "None whatsoever."
(Definition of whatsoever from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whatsoeveradverb [not gradable]

 us   /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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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