Definition of anyhow in English:



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    another term for anyway
    • ‘I told him that nothing was wrong with it, and perhaps, sometimes he could vent his desires in this way, as he was already anyhow.’
    • ‘We're in a world where it's pretty immoral anyhow, and this just adds to it.’
    • ‘And probably they're too cynical to buy into much of what's set up for them anyhow.’
    • ‘I think this list is if you are going to a shelter, but some of the stuff here is good to have anyhow.’
    • ‘There are things going on here that I'd rather not write about, not yet anyhow.’
    • ‘What inconsiderate idiot designed this standard resume form, anyhow?’
    • ‘It doesn't actually make me feel more competent, but it's cool anyhow.’
    • ‘I mean, what were you going to do with those pennies anyhow, besides stick them back in the couch cushions?’
    • ‘I'm sad that we're not friends; or perhaps I'm sad that I don't want to be her friend anyhow.’
    • ‘Untangling the lies is good clean fun, but it takes a lot of energy, and the returns are diminishing now anyhow.’
    • ‘Even though it's the way forward and so on, the way forward that still feels like twenty foot back, but anyhow.’
    • ‘He's just being nice anyhow; the guy that plays for a hobby is nowhere near as good as the guy that played for a living.’
    • ‘The Smiths went to an open house at the school anyhow, and left impressed.’
    • ‘I have a zit on my face that looks - to me, anyhow - like a weapon of mass destruction.’
    • ‘That's not the only thing frustrating me, though it all comes down to politics in the end, anyhow.’
    • ‘They were about three years old and in need of changing anyhow.’
    • ‘I think it was also discriminatory against those who do not own a sense of humor, but what are they doing here anyhow?’
    • ‘So anyhow, the radio alarm clock goes off at five sharp, and of course I can't find the button to turn it off.’
    • ‘Not if the author has any say over the casting, anyhow.’
    • ‘I will never move my kids away from their grandparents; not at this age anyhow.’
    anyway, in any case, in any event, at any rate, at all events, no matter what, regardless
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  • 2In a careless or haphazard way.

    ‘two suitcases flung anyhow’
    • ‘Colour seemed flung down anyhow, anywhere; every sort of colour, piled up in heaps.’
    • ‘From his vantage point, Kheda could clearly see a heap of quilts were tossed all anyhow on a narrow bed.’
    • ‘At the camp at Kokinia, outside Athens, 'lorries were being hurriedly packed, stores and equipment were flung about anyhow, officers' valises and suitcases were lying open with their contents scattered around as if the owners had made a hasty choice of their more valuable belongings at the last moment.’
    • ‘My pictures are all scattered anyhow so it may take some time to accumulate them.’
    • ‘We didn't get any maid service the following day but that was fine with me because we had most of our belongings strewn around anyhow.’
    haphazardly, carelessly, heedlessly, negligently, in a muddle, in a disorganized manner
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