Antonyms for now and again


Grammar : Adv
Spell : nou
Phonetic Transcription : naʊ


Definition of now and again

Origin :
  • Old English nu "now, at present, immediately; now that," also used as an interjection and as an introductory word; common Germanic (cf. Old Norse nu, Dutch nu, Old Frisian nu, German nun, Gothic nu "now"), from PIE *nu "now" (cf. Sanskrit and Avestan nu, Old Persian nuram, Hittite nuwa, Greek nu, nun, Latin nunc, Old Church Slavonic nyne, Lithuanian nu, Old Irish nu-). Perhaps originally "newly, recently," and related to the root of new.
  • Often merely emphatic; non-temporal usage (cf. Now, then) was in Old English. The adjective meaning "up to date" first recorded 1967, but the word was used also as an adjective in Middle English with the sense "current" from late 14c. Now and then "occasionally" is from 1530s; now or never attested from 1550s.
  • As in irregularly : adv intermittently
  • As in now and then : adv once in a while
  • As in occasionally : adv every now and then
  • As in on and off : adv intermittently
  • As in once in a while : adv occasionally
  • As in sometimes : adv every now and then
  • As in usually : adv for the most part
  • As in at times : adv now and then
  • As in ever and again : adv every now and then
  • As in every now and then : adv occasionally
  • As in from time to time : adv now and then
  • As in once in awhile : adv every once in a while
  • As in habitually : adv usually
  • As in intermittently : adv at times
  • As in routinely : adv usually
  • As in typically : adv usually

Synonyms for now and again

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