never Definition

  • 1not at any time
  • 2not on any occasion
  • 3not under any circumstances

Using never: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "never" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have never been to Paris.

  • Example

    He never forgets his wife's birthday.

  • Example

    I will never forgive you for what you did.

  • Example

    She never eats meat.

never Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for never

  • not ever
  • at no time
  • not once
  • not in any way

Antonyms for never

Phrases with never

  • used to tell someone that something is not important and not to worry about it


    Never mind, I'll do it myself.

  • to continue trying even when success seems impossible


    We've come too far to give up now. Never say die!

  • used to say that you will not allow something to happen again


    After the accident, he swore he would never drive drunk again.


Summary: never in Brief

'Never' [ˈnɛvər] is an adverb that means 'not at any time,' 'not on any occasion,' or 'not under any circumstances.' It is used to indicate the absence of an event or action, as in 'I have never been to Paris' or 'She never eats meat.' 'Never' also appears in phrases like 'never mind,' which dismisses a concern, and 'never say die,' which encourages perseverance.

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