Anymore vs Something - What's the difference?

anymore | something |

As adverbs the difference between anymore and something

is that anymore is while something is (degree) somewhat; to a degree.

As a pronoun something is

an uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.

As an adjective something is

having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.

As a verb something is

applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, eg from words of a song.

As a noun something is

an object whose nature is yet to be defined.




  • something



    (English Pronouns)
  • An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.}}
  • (colloquial, of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps, with something of the stately pose which Richter has given his Queen Louise on the stairway, and the light of the reflector fell full upon her.}}
  • (colloquial, of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
  • (colloquial, often with really) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
  • Synonyms

    * (unspecified thing) sth (especially in dictionaries)

    Derived terms

    * somethingth


  • Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
  • Adverb

  • (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite. There is something humiliating about it.}}
  • (degree, colloquial) To a high degree.
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  • Derived terms

    (to a high degree) * something awful * something bad * something fierce * something good * something terrible




    (en verb)
  • Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
  • * 1890, []
  • He didn’t apply for it for a long time, and then there was a hitch about it, and it was somethinged —vetoed, I believe she said.
  • * 2003, George Angel, “Allegoady,” in Juncture, Lara Stapleton and Veronica Gonzalez edd. []
  • She hovers over the something somethinging and awkwardly lowers her bulk.
  • * 2005, Floyd Skloot, A World of Light []
  • Oh how we somethinged on the hmmm hmm we were wed. Dear, was I ever on the stage?”


    (en noun)
  • An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much.
  • An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
  • * 1999, Nicholas Clapp, The Road to Ubar []
  • What was the something' the pilot saw, the ' something worth killing for?
  • * 2004, Theron Q Dumont, The Master Mind []
  • Moreover, in all of our experience with these sense impressions, we never lose sight of the fact that they are but incidental facts of our mental existence, and that there is a Something' Within which is really the Subject of these sense reports—a ' Something to which these reports are presented, and which receives them.
  • * 2004, Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives []
  • She wiped something with a cloth, wiped at the wall shelf, and put the something on it, clinking glass.
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