Definitions for otherwiseˈʌð ərˌwaɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
under other circumstances.
in another manner; differently:
I refuse to believe otherwise.
in other respects:
an otherwise happy life.
Button up your coat, otherwise you'll catch cold.
(adj.)of a different kind.
in different circumstances:
An otherwise pleasure had become a chore.
Origin of otherwise:
bef. 900; ME; OE (on) ōthre wīsan (in) another manner
other than as supposed or expected
"the outcome was otherwise"
in other respects or ways
"he is otherwise normal"; "the funds are not otherwise available"; "an otherwise hopeless situation"
differently, otherwise, other than(adverb)
in another and different manner
"very soon you will know differently"; "she thought otherwise"; "there is no way out other than the fire escape";
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
indicates an alternative to a situation
You have to pay the fine; otherwise you'll go to jail.
indicates an opposite, a contrast, or a difference
the one strong point in an otherwise weak team; I could see a tiny light, but otherwise everything was dark.; Jared Neely, otherwise known as "Dark Man"
Differently, in another way.
You may be right, but I think otherwise.
In different circumstances; or else.
In all other respects.
He prayed to Neptune every day. Otherwise he behaved rationally.
Other than supposed, different.
He said he didnu2019t do it, but the evidence was otherwise.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1233
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #909
Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Adverbs Frequency: #115
Translations for otherwise
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in every other way except this
She has a big nose but otherwise she is very good-looking.
- andersins, in ander opsigteAfrikaans
- وعدا ذلِكArabic
- fora issoPortuguese (BR)
- κατά τα άλλαGreek
- aparte de eso, por lo demásSpanish
- از جهات دیگرFarsi
- מִבְּחִינוֹת אַחֶרוֹתHebrew
- नहीं तोHindi
- dalam hal lainnyaIndonesian
- altrimenti, per il restoItalian
- 다른 점에서는Korean
- šiaip, apskritai imantLithuanian
- selain daripada ituMalay
- ellers, forøvrigNorwegian
- poza tymPolish
- از جهات دیگرPersian
- له بله پلوهPashto
- fora dissoPortuguese
- в остальномRussian
- osim togaSerbian
- annars, för övrigtSwedish
- bunun dışındaTurkish
- 其他方面Chinese (Trad.)
- в інших відношенняхUkrainian
- ورنہ، ليکنUrdu
- ngoài raVietnamese
- 其它方面Chinese (Simp.)
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