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Date: 1884 ought not

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oughtn't — [ˈo:tnt US ˈo: ] the short form of ought not ▪ You oughtn t to drive if you re tired …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oughtn't — [[t]ɔ͟ːt(ə)nt[/t]] Oughtn t is a spoken form of ought not . Syn: shouldn t …   English dictionary

  • oughtn't — [ˈɔːt(ə)nt] short form a way of saying or writing ‘ought not . This is not often used in formal writing You oughtn t to make promises you can t keep.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • oughtn't — (ought not) need not to; must not …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oughtn't — ► CONTRACTION ▪ ought not …   English terms dictionary

  • oughtn't — [ôt′ nt] contraction ought not …   English World dictionary

  • oughtn't — contr. ought not. * * * /ˈɑːtn̩t/ used as a contraction of ought not It oughtn t (to) make any difference …   Useful english dictionary

  • oughtn't — the short form of ought not : You oughtn t to drive if you are feeling so drowsy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oughtn't — /ˈɔtənt/ (say awtuhnt) verb contraction of ought not …   Australian English dictionary

  • oughtn't — ought•n t [[t]ˈɔt nt[/t]] use contraction of ought not[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • oughtn't — UK [ˈɔːt(ə)nt] / US [ˈɔt(ə)nt] short form the usual way of saying or writing ought not . This is not often used in formal writing …   English dictionary

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