Definition of nowadays in English:



  • At the present time, in contrast with the past.

    ‘the sort of clothes worn by almost all young people nowadays’
    ‘nowadays, many people condemn hunting’
    • ‘I used to be a whizz at water-skiing, but I've given that up because nowadays the sea is so polluted.’
    • ‘There are a lot of solutions available to these problems nowadays that might not have been available in the past.’
    • ‘The only thing that's changed is the media coverage and the public perception of players nowadays.’
    • ‘Book jackets nowadays are an art form, and browsing through a bookstore is a feast for the eyes.’
    • ‘The easy call would be to blame Marxist terrorists, but nowadays the security forces are not so sure.’
    • ‘We have on average fewer children nowadays too, so they get a bigger slice of the cake - literally.’
    • ‘When I discard clothing nowadays it's because it is worn out, yet I am loathe to throw anything away.’
    • ‘The City of Galway is the only town you can still see and hear street entertainers nowadays.’
    • ‘You've got to have motivation, but the reality is that parents make things far too easy for kids nowadays.’
    • ‘As with so many things nowadays, all that they are after is your money.’
    • ‘Everywhere a site comes up, the council seems to want to put up a block of flats nowadays.’
    • ‘How many cities and regions in New Zealand will say nowadays they have nothing to do with tourism?’
    • ‘It is not surprising then that nowadays all sorts of dubious rights claims have been advanced.’
    • ‘Everybody's making comebacks nowadays, but Soft Cell have more to offer than nostalgia.’
    • ‘There are a lot of people who are not trade union members, a lot of casual workers nowadays.’
    • ‘Groups of youngsters nowadays are viewed with suspicion, and with good reason.’
    • ‘In any case it's so much easier for customers to change accounts nowadays.’
    • ‘They rightly pointed out that nowadays you can prevent or detect these problems early.’
    • ‘I know from my own experience that sex and drugs are just part of growing up for many young people nowadays.’
    • ‘Many companies nowadays give their executives bonuses in the form of share options.’
    this day, this very day, before tomorrow, this morning, this afternoon, this evening
    these days, today, in these times, at this time, in this day and age, now, just now, right now, currently, at the moment, at present, at this moment in time
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