Synonyms of now in English:


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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 American presently

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

rare contemporarily

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 ado, without more ado, promptly, without delay, as soon as possible

tout de suite

informal pronto, straight off, a.s.a.p., toot sweet

archaic straightway, instanter


    as of now

      ‘as of now, cigarettes are banned in this house’


      from this time on, from now on, from now onwards, henceforth, henceforward, from this day forward, in future



    for now

      ‘that will be all for now, thank you’


      for the time being, for the moment, for the present, for the meantime, for a little while


      for the nonce

    not now

      ‘I promise I will, but not now’


      later, later on, sometime, one day, some day, one of these days, at some time in the future, at a future date, at a future time, one of these fine days, sooner or later, in due course, by and by, eventually, ultimately



    now and again

      ‘I go and stay with my sister now and again’


      occasionally, now and then, from time to time, sometimes, every so often, every now and again, at times, on occasion, on occasions, on the odd occasion, once in a while, every once in a while

      at intervals, periodically, on and off

      once in a blue moon


      ever and anon