An example of whatsoever used as an adjective is in the phrase, "no decision whatsoever," which means no decision was made.
- In any way; at all.
- He gave me no answer whatsoever.
The word is sometimes divided by tmesis: “What things soever ye desire". (Mark xi. 24)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- There is no indication whatsoever he cares a flip about that picture.
- There was no running water, no food supplies, no energy whatsoever, just a deteriorating building with a score of insurgents and a small black box.
- They contained an order - in principle, any order whatsoever - emanating directly from the king, and executory by himself.
- As of whatsoever fishes increasing in the rivers"; also "to reform nets too straight and other unlawful engines and instruments whatsoever for the catching of fishes"; also to take cognizance "of the wreck of the sea.
- "The Decrees of God are His eternal Purpose according to the Counsel of His Will, whereby for His Own Glory He hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass."