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"whatsoever" in British English

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whatsoeveradverb

uk   /ˌwɒt.səʊˈev.ər/  us   /ˌwɑːt.soʊˈev.ɚ/ (also whatever)
C1 used after a ​negative phrase to ​addemphasis 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 ​royalfamily. 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)

"whatsoever" in American English

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whatsoeveradverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌhwʌt·soʊˈev·ər, ˌwʌt-, ˌhwɑt-, ˌwɑt-/ (also whatever)
used after a ​negative phrase to ​addemphasis 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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