Any vs Whatsoever - What's the difference?

any | whatsoever |


As pronouns the difference between any and whatsoever

is that any is any thing(s) or person(s) while whatsoever is (obsolete) whatever.

As an adverb any

is to even the slightest extent, at all.

As a determiner any

is at least one; of at least one kind one at all.

As an adjective whatsoever is

whatever.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

any

English

(wikipedia any)

Alternative forms

* anie (obsolete)

Adverb

(-)
  • To even the slightest extent, at all.
  • I will not remain here any longer.
    If you get any taller, you'll start having to duck through doorways!
  • * 1934 , edition, ISBN 0553278193, page 58:
  • I wasn't any too easy in my mind.

    Determiner

    (en determiner)
  • At least one; of at least one kind. One at all.
  • :
  • *Bible, (w) xi. 27
  • *:No man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts,
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
  • No matter what kind.
  • :
  • *
  • *:This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}

    Derived terms

    * any and all * any old * any press is good press * any time * anybody * anyhow * anymore * anyone * anyplace * anyroad * anything * anytime * anyway * anywhen * anywhence * anywhere * anywhither * anywho * anywhom * in any case * just any

    See also

    * some

    Pronoun

    (head)
  • Any thing(s) or person(s).
  • Any may apply.

    Statistics

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    whatsoever

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Whatever.
  • * (John Milton)
  • In whatsoever shape he lurk.
  • * The Holy Bible, Genesis xxxi. 16
  • Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
  • In any way; at all.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever . He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.}}

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • (obsolete) whatever
  • * Bible, Genesis xxxi. 16
  • Whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.
  • * (Francis Bacon)
  • I must require you to use diligence in presenting especially those purloinings and imbezlements, which are of plate, vessel, or whatsoever within the King's house.

    Usage notes

    The word is sometimes divided by tmesis : “What things soever ye desire”. (Mark xi. 24) (Webster 1913)