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anyhow

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adverb any·how \-ˌhau̇\

Simple Definition of anyhow

  • : in a way that is not organized or neat : in a careless way

Full Definition of anyhow

  1. 1 a :  in any manner whatever b :  in a haphazard manner

  2. 2 a :  at any rate b :  in any event

Examples of anyhow

  1. It's OK if we don't go to the movie. I'm not that interested in seeing it anyhow.

  2. What exactly did she mean by that anyhow?



1690

First Known Use of anyhow

1690


ANYHOW Defined for Kids

anyhow

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adverb any·how \ˈe-nē-ˌhau̇\

Definition of anyhow

  1. 1 :  in any way, manner, or order <Why should I care about what he does anyhow?>

  2. 2 :  anyway 1 <I don't agree, but anyhow it's her decision.>





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