HOWEV'ER, adverb [how and ever.] In whatever manner or degree; as, however good or bad style may be.
1. At all events; at least.
Our chief end is to be freed from all, if it may be, however from the greatest evils.
2. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet. I shall not oppose your design; I cannot however approve of it.
You might howe'er have took a fairer way.