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  1. contraction of should not.

Words Nearby shouldna Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use shouldna in a sentence

  • "Few folk are—few folk are, Mr. Butler, though I say it that shouldna say it," returned Bartoline with great delight.

  • Ye're ondootiful, ye're disrespectfu', ye're maist ilka thing ye shouldna be; there's but ae thing I thocht ye were not—a coward.

    Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant
  • No, I wouldnaI'd niver leave theetha'd be as miserable as sin, shouldna ta, my duck?

    The White Peacock | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Yet they're fowk to be prood o', an' we shouldna let them overdo the thing, nor run into debt; na, na.

    A Window in Thrums | J. M. Barrie
  • "Yo' shouldna speak so o' your dad, David," reproved the other as severely as was in her nature.

    Bob, Son of Battle | Alfred Ollivant