anyhow

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈɛn.iː.haʊ/, SAMPA: /"En.i:.haU/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈɛn.i.haʊ/ or /ˈæn.i.haʊ/, SAMPA: /"En.i.haU/
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Adverb[change]

Positive
anyhow

Comparative
none

Superlative
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  1. (sentence adverb), (informal) You use anyhow to say something does not matter, or you don't care.
    We were told not to go, but went anyhow.
    I didn't go to the concert. I'm not a big rock fan, and I didn't have a ticket anyhow.
  2. (sentence adverb), (informal) You use anyhow to add some information to something you just said.
    Jesse and Anne had a big fight. That's what I heard anyhow.
  3. (sentence adverb), (informal) You use anyhow to change the topic or end a conversation.
    Yeah, the homework's going to be hard... Anyhow, did you hear about the football game?
    OK, anyhow, I'll see you later.
  4. Without being careful.
    He grabbed his clothes and stuffed them into his bag anyhow.

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