wherefores


wherefores
n. cause, reason adv. why, for what conj. therefore, accordingly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • wherefores — [[t](h)we͟ə(r)fɔː(r)z[/t]] PHRASE: usu PHR of n The whys and wherefores of something are the reasons for it. Even successful bosses need to be queried about the whys and wherefores of their actions …   English dictionary

  • the whys and wherefores — All the reasons • • • Main Entry: ↑why * * * the whys and (the) wherefores see ↑why, 3 • • • Main Entry: ↑wherefore the whys and (the) wherefores …   Useful english dictionary

  • the whys and the wherefores — the whys and (the) wherefores see ↑why, 3 • • • Main Entry: ↑wherefore the whys and (the) wherefores : the reasons for something She explained the whys and the wherefores of the sudden price increase. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • whys and wherefores —    To talk about the whys and wherefores means to discuss the reasons.     We need to discuss the whys and wherefores of our failure …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (the) whys and the wherefores — the whys and (the) wherefores the reasons for something. I know very little about the whys and the wherefores of the situation …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores — the whys and (the) wherefores the reasons for something. I know very little about the whys and the wherefores of the situation …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores of something — the whys and wherefores (of (something)) the reasons for something. The movie doesn t spend much time worrying about the whys and wherefores of its stars behavior …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores of — the whys and wherefores (of (something)) the reasons for something. The movie doesn t spend much time worrying about the whys and wherefores of its stars behavior …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores — the whys and wherefores (of (something)) the reasons for something. The movie doesn t spend much time worrying about the whys and wherefores of its stars behavior …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) whys and wherefores — the whys and wherefores phrase the reasons and explanations The prime minister should be able to make a decision without having to explain all the whys and wherefores to a bunch of journalists. Thesaurus: reasons and excusessynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary


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