shouldn't

[ shoo d-nt ]
/ ˈʃʊd nt /

contraction of should not.

Nearby words

  1. shoulder surfing,
  2. shoulder to shoulder,
  3. shoulder weapon,
  4. shoulder-girdle syndrome,
  5. shoulder-hand syndrome,
  6. shouldna,
  7. shouldst,
  8. shouse,
  9. shout,
  10. shout down

Usage note


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British Dictionary definitions for shouldn't

shouldn't

/ (ˈʃʊdənt) /

contraction of

should not
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