whatever possessed him/her/you/them

Definition of whatever possessed him/her/you/them

  1. —used to ask why someone did something stupid Whatever possessed him to say such a stupid thing?

Word by Word Definitions

whateverplay
  1. :  anything or everything that

    :  no matter what

    :  whatnot

  1. :  any … that :  all … that

    :  no matter what

possessed
  1. :  influenced or controlled by something (such as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea)

    :  mad, crazed

    :  urgently desirous to do or have something

  1. : objective case ofhe

  1. :  of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case ofshe

  1. : heraldry

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

themplay
  1. : objective case ofthey

    :  they

    :  those

  1. :  those


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