Oth"er*wise` (?), adv. [Other + wise manner.]


In a different manner; in another way, or in other ways; differently; contrarily.


Thy father was a worthy prince, And merited, alas! a better fate; But Heaven thought otherwise. Addison.


In other respects.

It is said, truly, that the best men otherwise are not always the best in regard of society. Hooker.


In different circumstances; under other conditions; as, I am engaged, otherwise I would accept.

Otherwise, like so and thus, may be used as a substitute for the opposite of a previous adjective, noun, etc.

Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me. 2 Cor. xi. 16.

Her eyebrows . . . rather full than otherwise. Fielding.


© Webster 1913.

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