What is the difference between anyways and anyway?

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As adverbs the difference between anyways and anyway

is that anyways is (rare) in any way while anyway is (obsolete) in any way.

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."
  • anyway

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (obsolete) In any way.
  • *, II.2.5:
  • He that sleeps in the day-time, or is in suspense, fear, anyway troubled in mind, or goes to bed upon a full stomach, may never hope for quiet rest in the night […].
  • (conjunctive) ; anyhow.
  • He didn't enjoy washing his car, but it was so dirty that he did it anyway .
  • (speech act) (Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement). See anyhow.
  • I don't think that's true. I haven't found any evidence, anyway .
  • * 1962 , (Bob Dylan),
  • But I wish there were somethin' you would do or say / To try and make me change my mind and stay / We never did too much talkin' anyway / Don't think twice, it's all right.
  • (speech act)
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  • Synonyms

    * anywise