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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, whoever
(Definition of whatever pronoundeterminer (NOT IMPORTANT WHAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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