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pronoun & determiner
used to emphasize a lack of restriction in referring to any thing or amount, no matter what: [as pronoun]:do whatever you like [as determiner]:take whatever action is needed regardless of what: [as pronoun]:you have our support, whatever you decide [as determiner]:whatever decision he made I would support it
used for emphasis instead of “what” in questions, typically expressing surprise or confusion:whatever is the matter?
1 [with negative] at all; of any kind (used for emphasis):they received no help whatever 2 informal no matter what happens:we told him we’d back him whatever
informal said as a response indicating a reluctance to discuss something, implying indifference, skepticism, or exasperation:Joseph’s commentary amounted to “Yeah, well. Whatever.”