Definition of hadn't in English:

hadn't

contraction

  • Had not.

    ‘I hadn't a clue what he was talking about’
    • ‘The only problem is that he would have achieved exactly the same effect if he hadn't made the ad at all.’
    • ‘Who would have thought about her age if she hadn't waved it like a flag in everyone's faces?’
    • ‘We are absolutely convinced if we hadn't taken him for a third opinion he would have died.’
    • ‘Every doctor who came to see me afterwards said they hadn't expected to see me alive again.’
    • ‘The problem was we hadn't been able to hold the ball up front, so it came back straightaway.’
    • ‘The minister said it was a long time ago, and that he hadn't enjoyed the experience.’
    • ‘He believes if he hadn't learned the procedure at first aid courses she would have died.’
    • ‘Was it a rich sensory experience that took your head to places you hadn't known existed?’
    • ‘Both dishes were huge and we were relieved we hadn't ordered an appetizer per person.’
    • ‘I can only imagine what would have happened to me if my friends hadn't been so great.’
    • ‘I dread to think what would have happened if she hadn't had us looking out for her.’
    • ‘It could have been much higher if we hadn't decided to take some painful decisions.’
    • ‘We feel if we hadn't gone to this incident the property would have been destroyed.’
    • ‘She told me how she hadn't wanted to have a mentor, but her teacher made her join the programme.’
    • ‘She also added on the final page a note that she hadn't taken all the photographs.’
    • ‘It if it hadn't been for that phone call I would never have believed it was possible.’
    • ‘My garage was so full of this kind of stuff, that I hadn't seen the back wall for a couple of years.’
    • ‘If they hadn't got him up within an hour, the circulation would have gone in his legs.’
    • ‘The service up to that point hadn't been so bad, although no one had offered to hang up our coats.’
    • ‘He buried himself in the speech he was writing and pretended he hadn't a clue who I was.’

Pronunciation:

hadn't

/ˈhad(ə)nt/