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alternatively

adverb

Synonyms of alternatively

in place of another option
  • We could go out for dinner or, alternatively, we could get takeout.

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“Alternatively.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/alternatively. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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