Need another word that means the same as “otherwise”? Find 11 synonyms and 30 related words for “otherwise” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Otherwise” are: differently, or else, if not, in other respects, in other ways, apart from that, in any other way, as an alternative, as another option, as a substitute, as a replacement
Otherwise as an Adverb
Definitions of "Otherwise" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “otherwise” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- In a different way.
- As an alternative.
- In another and different manner.
- In other respects; apart from that.
- In another and different manner.
- In other respects or ways.
- In circumstances different from those present or considered; or else.
Synonyms of "Otherwise" as an adverb (11 Words)
|apart from that||Into parts or pieces.|
|as a replacement||To the same degree (often followed by `as.|
|as a substitute||To the same degree (often followed by `as.|
|as an alternative||To the same degree (often followed by `as.|
|as another option||To the same degree (often followed by `as.|
|differently||In varied ways; diversely.|
He likes to do things a bit differently.
|if not||Perhaps; indicating possibility of being more remarkable (greater or better or sooner) than.|
|in any other way||To or toward the inside of.|
|in other respects||To or toward the inside of.|
|in other ways||To or toward the inside of.|
|or else||In place of, or as an alternative to.|
Usage Examples of "Otherwise" as an adverb
- He means mischief—it's no good pretending otherwise.
- The collection is a good draw that brings visitors who might not come otherwise.
- I'm not motivated by money, otherwise I would have quit.
- An otherwise totally black cat with a single white whisker.
- All the staff were otherwise engaged.
- The Cosa Nostra, otherwise known as the Brotherhood.
- She thought otherwise.
Associations of "Otherwise" (30 Words)
|adversary||Someone who offers opposition.|
The confrontations of adversary politics.
|also||In addition; too.|
Dyslexia also known as word blindness.
|another||Any of various alternatives; some other.|
Put it off to another or some other day.
|antithetical||Directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.|
Practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs.
|barring||The act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto.|
I m capable of doing the work and a lot more besides.
|comparison||Qualities that are comparable.|
No comparison between the two books.
|contrarily||Contrary to expectations.|
|contrast||The difference between tones in a television picture, photograph, etc.|
His friend s success contrasted with his own failure.
|contrastingly||In a contrasting manner.|
|diametrical||Of or along a diameter.|
He s the diametrical opposite of Gabriel.
|different||Differing from all others; not ordinary.|
Different parts of the country.
|differently||In another and different manner.|
Differently coloured pens.
|discrete||Individually separate and distinct.|
Speech sounds are produced as a continuous sound signal rather than discrete units.
|disparate||Containing elements very different from one another.|
|dissimilar||Marked by dissimilarity.|
A collection of dissimilar nations lacking overall homogeneity.
|distinction||A distinguishing quality.|
I was completely unaware of class distinctions.
|diversity||The state of being diverse; variety.|
Newspapers were obliged to allow a diversity of views to be printed.
|etcetera||Additional unspecified odds and ends; more of the same.|
His report was full of etceteras.
|except||Take exception to.|
Five classes of advertisement are excepted from control.
|exclude||Prevent from entering; keep out.|
Apply flux to exclude oxygen.
|instead||As a substitute or alternative to; in place of.|
He didn t call rather or instead he wrote her a letter.
|omit||Leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully.|
He modestly omits to mention that he was a pole vault champion.
|opposite||Of leaves or shoots arising in pairs at the same level on opposite sides of the stem.|
|other||Denoting those remaining in a group or those not already mentioned.|
The other evening.
|perceptibly||In a noticeable manner.|
|relatively||In relation, comparison, or proportion to something else.|
The site was cheap and relatively clean.
|unlike||Not equal in amount.|
He was very unlike to any other man.
Most of those placed in hostels would prefer unshared independent accommodation.
|vary||Differ in size, amount, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class.|
The properties vary in price.