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anyway

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of anyway

  1. 1 in spite of everything <I know I really can't afford it, but I'm buying that new car anyway> Synonyms anyhow, regardless, anyways [chiefly dialect], whateverRelated Words after all, however, nevertheless; always

  2. 2 without definite aim, direction, rule, or method <do it anyway you feel like> Synonyms aimlessly, anyhow, hit or miss, anywise, desultorily, erratically, haphazard, haphazardly, helter-skelter, irregularly, randomly, willy-nillyRelated Words arbitrarily, capriciously, carelessly, casually, indiscriminately, informally, offhand, offhandedly, promiscuously, whimsically; accidentally, fortuitously, inadvertently, unconsciously, unintentionally, unwittingly; disconnectedly, disjointedly, fitfully, intermittently, spottily, unpredictably; higgledy-piggledy, topsy-turvyNear Antonyms carefully, formally, gingerly, meticulously, orderly, punctiliously; deliberately, intentionally, purposefully, purposelyAntonyms methodically, systematically

  3. 3 whatever else is done or is the case <pack an extra sweater anyway, as you never know when you might end up needing it> Synonyms anyhow, always, leastways [dialect], leastwise





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