otherish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From other +‎ -ish. Cognate with Dutch anders ‎(different).

Adjective[edit]

otherish ‎(comparative more otherish, superlative most otherish)

  1. Pertaining to or being of another kind; different.
    • 2007, Charlotte Sleigh, Six legs better: a cultural history of myrmecology:
      This likens the insect to another otherish human―not impossibly cruel this time, but impossibly brilliant.
  2. Concerned with or directed toward others; selfless.
    • 1884, James Hinton, The law-breaker and the coming of the law:
      About the word "altruistic" and the suggestion of "otherish," the real meaning of the difficulty about a word for "regard to others," is that we do not want it.