What does otherwise mean?

Definitions for otherwise
ˈʌð ərˌwaɪzoth·er·wise

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word otherwise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. otherwise(adverb)

    other than as supposed or expected

    "the outcome was otherwise"

  2. otherwise(adverb)

    in other respects or ways

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

  3. 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";

Wiktionary

  1. otherwise(Adverb)

    Differently, in another way.

    You may be right, but I think otherwise.

  2. otherwise(Adverb)

    In different circumstances; or else.

  3. otherwise(Adverb)

    In all other respects.

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

  4. otherwise(Adjective)

    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

How to pronounce otherwise?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say otherwise in sign language?

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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. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?

  2. Stephen Casey:

    You now have lower leverage with lower interest costs, which will keep defaults more subdued than you otherwise would have seen.

  3. Tanya Kateri Hernandez:

    She was raised by her mother to embrace her blackness in a world that otherwise denigrates any connection to blackness.

  4. Democracy Nowshe:

    We need to start a fresh conversation. If there are elements that work, we can maintain and strengthen those aspects. Otherwise, we need to thoroughly re-evaluate and re-think immigration enforcement.

  5. Van Lange:

    Our argument is that they strengthen feelings of control and confidence that may otherwise be lacking.

Images & Illustrations of otherwise

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Translations for otherwise

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عكس ذلكArabic
  • altramentCatalan, Valencian
  • jinakCzech
  • sonst, ansonsten, andernfalls, andersGerman
  • αλλιώςGreek
  • alikaze, aliokaze, alimaniereEsperanto
  • si no, por lo demás, de otra manera, por otra parte, fuera de eso, aparte de esto, de lo contrarioSpanish
  • در غیر این صورتPersian
  • muutoin, muuten, toisinFinnish
  • sinon, autrement, pour le resteFrench
  • a chaochladhScottish Gaelic
  • नहीं तोHindi
  • alterementeInterlingua
  • a parte ciò, per altri aspetti, in altre circostanze, differentementeItalian
  • 他の点では, その他, さもなくばJapanese
  • ئه‌گیناKurdish
  • anders, anderszinsDutch
  • poza tym, inaczejPolish
  • [[de]] [[outra]] [[forma]]/[[maneira]], diferente, no mais, diferentemente, contrário, [[fora]] [[isso]], senão, em contrário, [[de]] [[outro]] [[jeito]]/[[modo]]Portuguese
  • в прочем, иначе, в других отношениях, в противном случаеRussian
  • suprotnoSerbo-Croatian
  • i övrigt, annars, annorlunda, i annat fallSwedish
  • aksi takdirdeTurkish

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