if anything

if anything

If nothing else; if in any amount or degree; if at all. Often used to indicate a certain deviation, choice, or outcome that is contrary to that which was previously mentioned or suggested. I don't think we should be waiting for help to arrive—if anything, we need to keep moving. Thank you for the compliment, but if anything, I've put on weight lately!
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if anything

If at all, if in any degree. For example, If anything, we have too much food rather than too little. [Early 1800s]
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if anything

used to suggest tentatively that something may be the case (often the opposite of something previously implied).
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if ˈanything

used to express an opinion about something, or after a negative statement to suggest that the opposite is true: I’d say he was more like his father, if anything.She’s not thin — if anything she’s a little plump.
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