howsoever

adverb

how·​so·​ev·​er ˌhau̇-sə-ˈwe-vər How to pronounce howsoever (audio)
-sō-ˈe-
1
: in whatever manner
2
: to whatever degree or extent

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of howsoever was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Howsoever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howsoever. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

howsoever

adverb
how·​so·​ev·​er ˌhau̇-sə-ˈwev-ər How to pronounce howsoever (audio)
1
: in whatever manner
2
: to whatever degree or extent
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