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1Used to urge someone not to feel anxiety or distress.‘never mind—it's all right now’
don't bother about, pay no attention to, don't worry about, don't concern yourself with, disregard, forget, don't take into consideration, don't give a second thought to, don't think twice aboutdon't apologize, forget it, don't worry about it, it doesn't matter, don't mention it, it's unimportantView synonyms
- ‘But never mind, we are not worrying about the logic as we work through all of this.’
- ‘Hoping N, R and A will still come, but never mind, the important thing is that It will be the Return of £1 a pint Night and me and MH's nights at the pub watching the Football!’
- 1.1Used to suggest that a problem or objection is not important.‘that's getting off the subject, but never mind’
- ‘Actually, I was a little ticked off during most of it because… ah, never mind, it's not important, it's just my dad.’
- ‘Ah, never mind that… That is not important right now.’
- ‘Not that they'll ever be of any use to said child, except for obscure quiz questions, but, never mind.’
- ‘But never mind; that's not important to the DC In A Nutshell theme here.’
2Used in refusing to answer a question.‘never mind where I'm going’
- ‘I am now starting my second summer in Waco, doing well, never you mind what I'm doing.’
- ‘And I didn't want to go to the pokey for - well, never you mind what I could go to the pokey for.’
- ‘My husband and I have been voluntarily using them to set a germ-free example, and it's not all that bad, especially if you use the kind with the oh, never you mind!’
- ‘He's got his own problems, never you mind.’
3Used to indicate that what has been said of one thing applies even more to another.‘he was so tired that he found it hard to think, never mind talk’
- ‘Hazarding a look up, I forget to breathe, never mind the coffee thing.’
- ‘I've floated back and forth between my computer and the television for nearing three hours now and I still haven't thought of anything coherent, never mind intelligent, to say.’
- ‘With barely 4% of our population in Scotland going broadband, we are already slipping well behind south-east England, never mind the rest of Europe.’
- ‘What would have been appropriate for a 1960s flower-power couple is probably not what a Victorian family would have had in mind, never mind a child of the 21st century.’
- ‘Pushing ahead with any such plans would have led the health minister into direct conflict with thousands of parents - never mind the Catholic Church, which provides a third of the schooling in Scotland.’
- ‘But he has now gone seven years without the world championship and has not indicated a serious intention to wind down, never mind quit.’
- ‘As it happens, in the essays on my work and on Vatican II, there is not the slightest indication that the author wishes to be corrected, never mind to be proved wrong.’
- ‘I can barely pick up the courage to speak to other students, never mind a £4m rated football player.’
- ‘Have we really forgotten that domestic consumption can fluctuate, never mind that there might be such a phenomenon as an economic cycle?’
- ‘On Saturday, though, an impatient Stade de France crowd realised there was still work to be done if Les Bleus were to become Six Nations - never mind world - champions.’
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