Anyways vs Nevertheless - What's the difference?

anyways | nevertheless |

As adverbs the difference between anyways and nevertheless

is that anyways is (rare) in any way while nevertheless is (conjunctive) in spite of what preceded; yet.




  • (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."
  • nevertheless


    Alternative forms

    * ne'ertheless


  • (conjunctive) In spite of what preceded; yet.
  • * 12:11
  • No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless , afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Michael Sivak
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply? , passage=Nevertheless , it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent, with the consequences of climate change potentially accelerating the demand.}}


    * (in spite of what preceded) still, nonetheless, yet, though, however