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English definition of “whatever”

whatever

pronoun, determiner (NOT IMPORTANT WHAT)    /wɒtˈev.ər/ US  /wɑːˈt̬ev.ɚ/
B2 it is not important what is; it makes no difference what (is): We'll go whatever the weather. Whatever happens, you know that I'll stand by you. Whatever else may be said of him, Mr Meese is not scared of a fight. Whatever the outcome of the war, there will be no winners. Whatever the reason, more Britons are emigrating to Australia today than at any time since the 1950s.Connecting words which express a contrast Grammar:However, whatever, whichever, whenever, wherever, whoeverSee more
(Definition of whatever pronoundeterminer (NOT IMPORTANT WHAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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