2. [syn: differently, otherwise, other than]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Otherwise \Oth"er*wise`\, adv. [Other + wise manner.]
1. In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways;
differently; contrarily. --Chaucer.
Thy father was a worthy prince,
And merited, alas! a better fate;
But Heaven thought otherwise. --Addison.
2. In other respects.
It is said, truly, that the best men otherwise are
not always the best in regard of society. --Hooker.
3. In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I
am engaged, otherwise I would accept.
Note: Otherwise, like so and thus, may be used as a
substitute for the opposite of a previous adjective,
Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as
a fool receive me. --2 Cor. xi.
Her eyebrows . . . rather full than otherwise.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in other respects or ways; "he is otherwise normal"; "the
funds are not otherwise available"; "an otherwise
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
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.