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Synonyms for otherwise
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. otherwise(adverb)

    other than as supposed or expected

    "the outcome was otherwise"

    Antonyms:
    same

  2. otherwise(adverb)

    in other respects or ways

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

    Synonyms:
    other than, differently

    Antonyms:
    same

  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";

    Synonyms:
    other than, differently

    Antonyms:
    same

Wiktionary

  1. otherwise(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    likewise

  2. otherwise(adverb)

    Other than supposed, different.

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

    Synonyms:
    contrastingly, contrarily

    Antonyms:
    likewise

  3. otherwise(adverb)

    In different circumstances; or else.

    Synonyms:
    else, if, or else, not

    Antonyms:
    likewise

  4. otherwise(adverb)

    In all other respects.

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

    Synonyms:
    apart from

    Antonyms:
    likewise

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    differently, else, alternatively, elsewhere, incidentally, other

How to pronounce otherwise?

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How to use otherwise in a sentence?

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    House Republicans are seeking to disguise their efforts, threatening our national security in order to undermine the president’s clear legal authority, we will not be enablers to a Republican government shutdown, partial or otherwise.

  2. Maria Nistri:

    It was crazy. I was like, what in the world ? i was lucky I happened to check my email when I did, otherwise who knows how much they would have gotten.

  3. Brian Mattingly:

    People were feeling the pain of layoffs, but the silver lining was that it launched some people into the franchise world who wouldn’t have taken the jump otherwise, it was good for our company and helped us find talent we wouldn’t have encountered otherwise.

  4. The ICC:

    The( ICC) The Board considered the behavior of some of the West Indies players in the immediate aftermath of the final, and unanimously agreed that certain comments and actions were inappropriate, disrespectful and brought the event into disrepute, the Board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behavior had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We often hear the phrases like "Universe sending messages" or "Serendipity" whenever people describe an unexpected life-changing event, or an invention that happened unexpectedly as a totally unintended consequence of otherwise normal course of actions. As a Scientist, I do think that no new invention happens by either best design of experiments or coincidental chance taken alone. A deeper analysis always reveals that any notable invention is often the result of a synergistic meeting of statistical probability with well planned strategy, i. e. it's a combination of uncertainty with certainty that occurs at right time in right place. As Louis Pasteur said it correctly, Chance always favors only the prepared mind. So in my view, you must keep your mind alert, sharp and well prepared at all times while working on your goals, because you never know when Serendipity would visit you, or when Universe would tap on your shoulder to give you the serendipitous signs. Only your prepared mind would enable you to welcome wonderful Serendipity in your life, and understand the subtle signs sent to you by Universe.


Translations for otherwise

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  • 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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