Definition of nowadays in US English:



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

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