soever

adverb

so·​ev·​er sō-ˈe-vər How to pronounce soever (audio)
1
: to any possible or known extent
used after an adjective preceded by how or a superlative preceded by the
how fair soever she may be
the most selfish soever in this world
2
: of any or every kind that may be specified
used after a noun modified especially by any, no, or what
gives no information soever

Word History

Etymology

-soever (as in howsoever)

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soever was in the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near soever

Cite this Entry

“Soever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soever. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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