Anyhow vs Anyways - What's the difference?

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As adverbs the difference between anyhow and anyways

is that anyhow is (manner) in any way or manner whatever while anyways is (rare) in any way.

anyhow

English

Adverb

(-)
  • (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.

    Synonyms

    * (in any case) anyway, anyhoo

    anyways

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (rare) In any way.
  • *, II.2.6.ii:
  • it behoves themto remove all objects, causes, companies, occasions, as may anyways molest him […].
  • (conjunctive, informal, chiefly, North America) Anyway, anyhow, in any case.
  • * 1865 , (Charles Dickens), (Our Mutual Friend) , Chapman and Hall, accessible through Google Books
  • *:"Anyways ," said the damsel, "I am glad punishment, and I say so."