never mind - definition and synonyms

phrase mainly spoken
  1. 1
    used for telling someone not to worry or not to be upset about something

    Never mind – you’re all right now.

    The shop’s shut, but never mind, we can come back tomorrow.

  2. 2
    used for emphasizing your opinions or feelings about something

    I’m sick of snow already, never mind by the end of the winter.

  3. 3
    used for saying that the time when something is wanted, needed, or possible has gone

    ‘Do you still want that shopping done?’ ‘No, never mind – it’s too late now.’

See also main entry: never