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oth·er·wise

otherwise

 
 
pronunciation:
uh thr waIz
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a different manner or other way.
You may think otherwise, but I thought the food was excellent.
antonyms:
likewise
similar words:
other
definition 2: if the situation were different; under other conditions; in other circumstances.
The trunk is very heavy. Otherwise, I could move it myself.I have to work all day Saturday. Otherwise, I could help you paint the fence.The soup is too salty; otherwise, I would certainly enjoy it.
definition 3: in other respects.
The kitchen is a little small, but it's a nice apartment otherwise.She made one mistake. Otherwise her test was perfect.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of another kind; different.
I thought the joke was funny, but his reaction was otherwise.