- Whatever is defined as an expression of indifference or scorn.
An example of whatever is how a teenager would respond to a teacher asking them to stop texting in class, "Whatever. I will stop."
- Whatever means no matter what, anything that or the amount that.
An example of whatever is someone directing another to take anything they want from a party.
whatever definition by Webster's New World
- what? which thing, event, circumstance, etc.?: an emphatic interrogative, expressing perplexity or wonder: whatever can she mean by that?
- anything that: tell her whatever you like
- no matter what: whatever you may think, he's innocent
- the amount, portion, or part that: take whatever you need from our supply
- Informal anything else of the sort: usually preceded by or: use a pencil, a pen, (or) whatever
- of no matter what type, degree, quality, etc.: to make whatever repairs are needed
- being who it may be: whatever man told you that, it is not true
- of any kind: used following the word that it modifies: I have no plans whatever
whatever definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Everything or anything that: Do whatever you please.
- What amount that; the whole of what: Whatever is left over is yours.
- No matter what: Whatever happens, we'll meet here tonight.
- Which thing or things; what: Whatever does he mean?
- Informal What remains and need not be mentioned; what have you: Please bring something to the party-pretzels, crackers, whatever.
- Of any number or kind; any: Whatever requests you make will be granted.
- All of; the whole of: She applied whatever strength she had left to the task.
- Of any kind at all: No campers whatever may use the lake before noon.