if nothing else

Definition of if nothing else

used to say that something is probably the only thing that is true, acceptable, desirable, or certain because there are no better/worse possibilities
  • The food is cheap, if nothing else.
  • If nothing else, there's the party (to go to) this evening.
  • If nothing else, you should send him a card.

Word by Word Definitions

nothing play
  1. : not any thing : no thing

  2. : no part

  3. : one of no interest, value, or consequence

  1. : not at all : in no degree

  1. : something that does not exist

  2. : the absence of all magnitude or quantity

  3. : nothingness, nonexistence

  1. : of no account : worthless

else play
  1. : in a different manner or place or at a different time

  2. : in an additional manner or place or at an additional time

  3. : if not : otherwise

  1. : other:

  2. : being different in identity

  3. : being in addition


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