Definition of mightn't in US English:

mightn't

contraction

  • Might not.

    ‘you mightn't believe it, but I saw him stop a fight’
    • ‘At first glance, that mightn't seem very favourable as many top players like to take a break after a major championship.’
    • ‘Come to think of it, they mightn't have been sheep at all.’
    • ‘She always put other people first which made me quite nervous sometimes because I was worried she mightn't look after herself.’
    • ‘You mightn't catch me showing quite that level of enthusiasm nowadays, but the cup can still create its own special brand of excitement.’
    • ‘Also, given the time of year, the weather mightn't be that suitable.’
    • ‘It's sort of eerie writing/talking as though there's someone else here when there mightn't be anyone at all.’
    • ‘If we had, we mightn't have found out what we did a month later.’
    • ‘But with so much to see and do you mightn't be able to sit still for long!’
    • ‘Do anything but write him a big cheque - even if, again, it mightn't actually be ‘that’ big.’
    • ‘Still, there was the risk that it mightn't turn out that way.’
    • ‘This mightn't seem that strange, but I'm definitely losing it a little.’
    • ‘I try to showcase music that mightn't necessarily get heard if I didn't play it but also have a great atmosphere and never forget that music is about enjoyment.’
    • ‘With English crowds today one white tank mightn't be enough.’
    • ‘The fact that a person mightn't be going was never even countenanced and those of us that were left to knock out the lights began to feel worse and worse as the day went on.’
    • ‘Some of the players still looked shell-shocked, as if they mightn't be believing what was happening.’
    • ‘They might have tips that the medical profession mightn't.’
    • ‘Even though there mightn't be very much of it, it would help somehow.’
    • ‘I can't say one way or the other because it mightn't be the case.’
    • ‘Critical judgments upset them dreadfully - and while they mightn't show it, they'll certainly let you know it.’
    • ‘Readers outside Ireland mightn't know that vast majority of students here are educated in state funded schools and colleges.’

Pronunciation

mightn't

/ˈmītnt//ˈmaɪtnt/