otherwise

Definitions


[ˈʌðəwʌɪz], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- in circumstances different from those present or considered; or else
(e.g: the collection is a good draw that brings visitors who might not come otherwise)

- in other respects; apart from that
(e.g: an otherwise totally black cat with a single white whisker)

- in a different way
(e.g: he means mischief—it's no good pretending otherwise)


Phrases:
- or otherwise

Origin:
Old English on ōthre wisan(see other, wise)


[ˈʌðəwʌɪz], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- in a different state or situation
(e.g: I would that it were otherwise)


Phrases:
- or otherwise

Origin:




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