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"Whatever" - phrase of the week

Commonly used phrases and sayings from the English language.

Phrase

"Whatever"

Examples

  • “Shall I call you tonight?” – “Whatever.”

  • “The film on TV is supposed to be really good.” – “Whatever.”

  • “Can you do your homework now?” – “Whatever.”

Meaning

The person responding with “whatever” isn’t interested in or doesn’t care about the question, or a statement made by the speaker.

Uses

"Whatever" is used in spoken English, often by younger people to challenge authority and express a passive aggressive attitude.

That's interesting!

"Whatever" is often considered to be one of the most irritating words in the English language!

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