Albeit vs Anyhow - What's the difference?

albeit | anyhow |

As a conjunction albeit

is although, despite being.

As an adverb anyhow is

(manner) in any way or manner whatever.




  • although, despite being
  • He has a very good idea, albeit a strange one.

    Usage notes

    Unlike although'', ''albeit cannot also introduce an independent clause. Either can introduce a noun phrase, adjectival phrase, or adverbial phrase.


    * 2001 , (Eoin Colfer), , page 92: *: The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the men’s mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton. Albeit a simpleton with a good vocabulary. * 2007 June 17, Ellen Marrus, in the Houston Chronicle : *: There’s an easy, albeit expensive, way to fix the national crisis in forensic crime labs. * {{quote-news, year=2011 , date=September 24 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Up front, skipper and open-side Lewis Moody looked almost back to full fitness, while England's set-piece was barely troubled, albeit against a Romania side showing 11 changes from that beaten by Argentina earlier in the week.}}




  • (manner) In any way or manner whatever.
  • (conjunctive) In any case. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement.
  • Anyhow , he is dead now.
    I think they’re asleep; anyhow , they’re quiet.


    * (in any case) anyway, anyhoo