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1. otherwise

adverb. ['ˈʌðɝˌwaɪz'] in another and different manner; .

Synonyms

  • differently

Antonyms

  • present
  • familiar

Etymology

  • -wise (English)
  • wise (English)
  • other (English)
  • other (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Otherwise

  • likewise

Example sentences of the word otherwise


1. Adverb
Lack of practice and nervous, distracting body language often interfere with what would be an otherwise good speech.

2. Verb, base form
Oral interpretation deepens students understanding of many forms of literature that they might otherwise find inaccessible.

Quotes containing the word otherwise


1. My uncle worked in emergency wards dealing with people who came in with terrible injuries. He talked about the sketch shows they would put on to lighten the atmosphere. You often find this sense of grim humor in hospitals. The injuries people are suffering are ghastly. You have to laugh at something or you'd otherwise cry.
- Honeysuckle Weeks

2. Because it's so easy to medicate our need for self-worth by pandering to win followers, 'likes' and view counts, social media have become the metier of choice for many people who might otherwise channel that energy into books, music or art - or even into their own Web ventures.
- Neil Strauss

3. Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
- Paul Gauguin

2. otherwise

adjective. ['ˈʌðɝˌwaɪz'] other than as supposed or expected.

Antonyms

  • joint

Etymology

  • -wise (English)
  • wise (English)
  • other (English)
  • other (Middle English (1100-1500))
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