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Pronunciation

Adjective

whatever (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
whatever

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Unexceptional or unimportant.
    • 2002 August 28, Kirk Gregory Czuhai <lovekgc@altelco.net>, "SHEESSSESSE! here's your answer! IQ=very whatever!Re: Does that mean Czuhai that Clinton is also an 'accomplise' to murder? The man Clinton refused to stop from being put to death was RETARDED!", alt.impeach.bush, Usenet.
    • 2007, Avril Lavigne, "Girlfriend", The Best Damn Thing,
      She's like so whatever / You can do so much better

Determiner

whatever

  1. No matter which; for any
    Whatever choice you make, there will be consequences.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Anything that.
    Whatever you say is fine with me.

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Interjection

whatever

  1. A holophrastic expression used discourteously to indicate that the speaker does not consider the matter worthy of further discussion.
    Parent: For the last time, clean up your room!
    Child: Whatever.

Usage notes

  • Tone of voice is particularly important here in playing up or playing down the dismissive quality of the word.

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Pronoun

whatever

  1. Anything; used to indicate that the speaker does not care which of several options should be chosen.
    Co-worker: Do you want Chinese or Mexican for lunch today?
    Other co-worker: Whatever.

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