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Definition of "otherwise" []

  • In another way; differently: She thought otherwise. (adverb)
  • Under other circumstances: Otherwise I might have helped. (adverb)
  • In other respects: an otherwise logical mind. (adverb)
  • Other than supposed; different: The evidence is otherwise. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "otherwise" in a sentence
  • ""But there’s nothing to tell about me," said Jack, "except that I’m always in difficulties — financial — or otherwise, — oftenest ’otherwise,’ I must confess.""
  • "Shinto expounders have, it is true, attempted to interpret the term otherwise; and Hirata, as quoted by Mr. Ernest Satow, declared the name should be applied only to the common ancestor, or ancestors, or to one so entitled to the gratitude of a community as to merit equal honours."
  • "Is the term otherwise known, and what bird is it? cold duck not the drink, but a dance."