Wherever vs Whithersoever - What's the difference?

wherever | whithersoever |


As adverbs the difference between wherever and whithersoever

is that wherever is (an emphatic form of) where while whithersoever is to what place soever; wherever.

As a conjunction wherever

is in or to whatever place; anywhere.

wherever

English

Adverb

(-)
  • (An emphatic form of) where .
  • Wherever have you been all my life?

    Usage notes

    * Used emphatically, wherever may be two words ("where ever") when used in questions, though the single word "wherever" is also common, especially in US usage.

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • In or to whatever place; anywhere.
  • In all places; everywhere.
  • *, chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.}}

    See also

    * thereabout, thereafter, thereagainst, thereat, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereof, thereon, thereto, theretofore, thereunder, thereunto, thereupon, therewith, therewithal * hereabout, hereafter, hereat, hereby, herein, hereinafter, hereinbefore, hereinto, hereof, hereon, hereto, heretofore, hereunto, hereunder, hereupon, herewith * whereabouts, whereas, whereafter, whereat, whereby, wherefore, wherefrom, wherein, whereinto, whereof, whereon, whereto, whereunder, whereupon, wherever, wherewith, wherewithal English pronominal adverbs English interrogative adverbs

    whithersoever

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • To what place soever; wherever.
  • * , Matthew 8:19
  • And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
  • * 1926 , , (Weird Tales), 8, No.3 , 373-80.
  • But again I thought of the emptiness and horror of reality, and boldly prepared to follow whithersoever I might be led.

    Synonyms

    * (to what place soever)