anyhow

adverb
any·​how | \ -ˌhau̇ How to pronounce anyhow (audio) \

Definition of anyhow

1a : in any manner whatever
b : in a haphazard manner
2a : at any rate
b : in any event

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Synonyms

anyway, anyways [chiefly dialect], regardless, whatever

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Examples of anyhow in a Sentence

It's OK if we don't go to the movie. I'm not that interested in seeing it anyhow. What exactly did she mean by that anyhow?

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The 25-year-old Prince was extension-eligible this summer, but may not have been the right long-term investment anyhow, and the Hawks are well-positioned to fill the small forward position in the early part of the draft. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Trade Grades: Nets Take Step Toward Free Agency With Allen Crabbe Deal," 6 June 2019 My second question would be more pointed: Why would an internet taxi company that lost $4.5 billion just in 2017 be working on self-driving cars or self-flying taxis, anyhow? Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Technology Week," 19 May 2018 Minimalist and icy, Arctic captures the utter indifference of wild nature to human existence — and the will of some humans to keep on existing anyhow. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Arctic is a pure distillation of the man vs. nature genre," 1 Feb. 2019 Minimalist and icy, Arctic captures the utter indifference of wild nature to human existence — and the will of some humans to keep on existing anyhow. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Arctic is a pure distillation of the man vs. nature genre," 1 Feb. 2019 Minimalist and icy, Arctic captures the utter indifference of wild nature to human existence — and the will of some humans to keep on existing anyhow. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Arctic is a pure distillation of the man vs. nature genre," 1 Feb. 2019 One expects academic historians to lean leftward in their judgments, and anyhow an avowedly liberal or progressive history of these years, if written with some small measure of sympathy for the other side, could be a valuable work. Barton Swaim, WSJ, "‘Fault Lines’ Review: How Did We Get Here?," 13 Jan. 2019 But there’s a lot more going on, too, in a tale about women who know the world is stacked against them and decide to fight back against it anyhow. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "8 movies out this month that are looking for Oscar season glory," 1 Nov. 2018 That was the story I was told, anyhow — that somebody forgot to call somebody. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "Being a Male Jerk in the Sex and the City Pilot: An Oral History," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of anyhow

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of anyhow was in 1678

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anyhow

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English Language Learners Definition of anyhow

informal
chiefly British : in a way that is not organized or neat : in a careless way

anyhow

adverb
any·​how | \ ˈe-nē-ˌhau̇ How to pronounce anyhow (audio) \

Kids Definition of anyhow

1 : in any way, manner, or order Why should I care about what he does anyhow?
2 : anyway sense 1 I don't agree, but anyhow it's her decision.

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