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Wordnet 3.0


1. other than as supposed or expected;
- Example: "the outcome was otherwise"


1. in other respects or ways;
- Example: "he is otherwise normal"
- Example: "the funds are not otherwise available"
- Example: "an otherwise hopeless situation"

2. in another and different manner;
- Example: "very soon you will know differently"
- Example: "she thought otherwise"
- Example: "there is no way out other than the fire escape";
[syn: differently, otherwise, other than]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Otherwise \Oth"er*wise`\, adv. [Other + wise manner.] [1913 Webster] 1. In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thy father was a worthy prince, And merited, alas! a better fate; But Heaven thought otherwise. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. In other respects. [1913 Webster] It is said, truly, that the best men otherwise are not always the best in regard of society. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 3. In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept. [1913 Webster] Note: Otherwise, like so and thus, may be used as a substitute for the opposite of a previous adjective, noun, etc. [1913 Webster] Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me. --2 Cor. xi. 16. [1913 Webster] Her eyebrows . . . rather full than otherwise. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

otherwise adv 1: in other respects or ways; "he is otherwise normal"; "the funds are not otherwise available"; "an otherwise hopeless situation" 2: in another and different manner; "very soon you will know differently"; "she thought otherwise"; "there is no way out other than the fire escape"; [syn: differently, otherwise, other than] adj 1: other than as supposed or expected; "the outcome was otherwise"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "otherwise": a rebours, against the grain, alias, another, arsy-varsy, by contraries, contra, contrarily, contrariously, contrariwise, conversely, differently, disparate, dissimilar, distant, divergent, diverse, diversely, else, elsewise, if not, in another way, in flat opposition, in other respects, in other ways, inversely, just the opposite, nay rather, not that sort, not the same, not the type, of a sort, of another sort, of sorts, on the contrary, oppositely, or else, other, other than, peculiar, per contra, quite the contrary, rare, rather, special, sui generis, than, to the contrary, topsy-turvy, tout au contraire, unalike, unequal, unique, unlike, upside down, variously, vice versa
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

OTHERWISE, adv. No better.