Synonyms of now in English:



  • 1 I'm afraid I'm extremely busy now, but I could see you in the morning
    at the moment, at present, just now, right now, at the present time, at the present moment, at this time, at this moment in time, currently, here and now; North Americanpresently
    British informal at the minute
  • 2 television is now the main source of political information for most people
    nowadays, today, these days, in this day and age; in the present climate, things being what they are, in the present circumstances
  • 3 it would be best if you leave now
    at once, straight away, right away, right now, this minute, this instant, immediately, instantly, directly, without further/more ado, promptly, without delay, as soon as possible; Frenchtout de suite
    archaic straightway, instanter
  • Phrases

    as of now

    as of now, cigarettes are banned in this housefrom this time onfrom now on/onwardshenceforthhenceforwardfrom this day forwardin future formalhereafter

    for now

    that will be all for now, thank youfor the time beingfor the momentfor the presentfor the meantimefor a little while archaicfor the nonce

    not now

    I promise I will, but not now
    [Antonyms] immediately
    laterlater onsometimeone daysome dayone of these daysat some time in the futureat a future time/dateone of these fine dayssooner or laterin due courseby and byeventuallyultimately

    now and again

    I go and stay with my sister now and againoccasionallynow and thenfrom time to timesometimesevery so often(every) now and againat timeson occasion(s)on the odd occasion(every) once in a whileat intervalsperiodicallyon and offonce in a blue moon archaicever and anon

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