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Definitions for otherwise
ˈʌð ərˌwaɪzoth·er·wise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. otherwiseadverb

    other than as supposed or expected

    "the outcome was otherwise"

  2. otherwiseadverb

    in other respects or ways

    "he is otherwise normal"; "the funds are not otherwise available"; "an otherwise hopeless situation"

  3. differently, otherwise, other thanadverb

    in another and different manner

    "very soon you will know differently"; "she thought otherwise"; "there is no way out other than the fire escape";

Wiktionary

  1. otherwiseadverb

    Differently, in another way.

    You may be right, but I think otherwise.

  2. otherwiseadverb

    In different circumstances; or else.

  3. otherwiseadverb

    In all other respects.

    He prayed to Neptune every day. Otherwise he behaved rationally.

  4. otherwiseadjective

    Other than supposed, different.

    He said he didn't do it, but the evidence was otherwise.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1233

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #909

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'otherwise' in Adverbs Frequency: #115

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of otherwise in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of otherwise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of otherwise in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Bremner:

    Rituals in general serve a calming function, they distract the mind which might otherwise go down one of those rabbit holes of useless worry, and they give us a sense of influence or control over something that may not be ultimately controllable.

  2. Mel King:

    We have to understand the myths about 'liberty and justice for all,' otherwise we will be here in this same place, 100 years from today.

  3. Chris Borland:

    From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk, i just want to live a long, healthy life, and I don't want to have any neurological diseases or die younger than I would otherwise.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Though one writes about humanity, equality, neutrality, justice, and such other terms routinely; however, it is a pen, not character; otherwise, the entire world was at peace.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The Quran is only such a holy book, which Muslims, whether man, woman, child or elder ones, recite every second and everywhere in this universe by heart, and verbally without reading all its verses. As a fact, Quran executes not only and mainly respect for the entire humanity, it also teaches love, equality, empathy, justice, honesty, harmony, tolerance, forgiveness, and peace. However, it also describes and allows the Tit for Tat, but it defines that forgiveness is a great attitude as well. If one feels a friendly feeling, whether Muslim or non-Muslim; it understands the Quran precisely and accurately; otherwise, the collapse of mutual respect becomes inevitable. Indeed, wrong conduct and interpretation penetrate one's thought, mindset, and character, not the essence of words and the meaning of the Quran in its right and correct context and concept.

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Translations for otherwise

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  • عكس ذلكArabic
  • altramentCatalan, Valencian
  • jinakCzech
  • andernfalls, ansonsten, anders, sonstGerman
  • αλλιώςGreek
  • alimaniere, aliokaze, alikazeEsperanto
  • si no, de otra manera, aparte de esto, por otra parte, fuera de eso, por lo demás, de lo contrarioSpanish
  • در غیر این صورتPersian
  • toisin, muuten, muutoinFinnish
  • sinon, autrement, pour le resteFrench
  • a chaochladhScottish Gaelic
  • नहीं तोHindi
  • alterementeInterlingua
  • differentemente, per altri aspetti, in altre circostanze, a parte ciòItalian
  • 他の点では, その他, さもなくばJapanese
  • ئه‌گیناKurdish
  • anderszins, andersDutch
  • poza tym, inaczejPolish
  • em contrário, [[de]] [[outro]] [[jeito]]/[[modo]], senão, [[fora]] [[isso]], contrário, diferentemente, no mais, diferente, [[de]] [[outra]] [[forma]]/[[maneira]]Portuguese
  • в противном случае, в прочем, в других отношениях, иначеRussian
  • suprotnoSerbo-Croatian
  • annorlunda, annars, i annat fall, i övrigtSwedish
  • aksi takdirdeTurkish

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