Definition of n't in English:



  • Not, used with auxiliary verbs (e.g., can't, won't, didn't, and isn't)

    • ‘This isn't so much the final nail in the coffin as the crack of the last rotting timber.’
    • ‘I just don't think he has the will or the stuff to ever throw his heart into any real work.’
    • ‘Another friend is going to join in the epic bike ride but isn't going to train for it.’
    • ‘We haven't seen each other in about ten years so it was nice to have a pint and a natter and catch up.’
    • ‘There are no signs to say this part of the road is open, and people don't know they can get to us.’
    • ‘There is not a good bus route to the town centre and a lot of people don't have cars.’
    • ‘They think it is a really wild thing to do at my age, but I don't think this is true any more.’
    • ‘What about elderly people who don't want to be jostled at the bar when they go for a drink?’