Definition of needn't in US English:

needn't

contraction

  • Need not.

    • ‘It needn't just be used to confront the obvious prejudices, either.’
    • ‘When the sun comes out you have to make the most of it - and now sun worshippers needn't miss a single minute's sunbathing time.’
    • ‘You needn't ask for more after all of what occurred around so many depictive characters and scenes on a local stage.’
    • ‘The man who sang his heart out on Wednesday wants this season to finish on a high note but the fans needn't worry, the singing is simply a sideline.’
    • ‘Such changes needn't cost a lot and can often be fairly simple.’
    • ‘The wintry weather continues in Swindon but children needn't reach for their sledges just yet.’
    • ‘The ins and outs of reporting on national tabloids needn't detain us.’
    • ‘In North America, it's so unremarkable that you needn't waste any time categorizing it.’
    • ‘Well, he needn't make that call again because no-one in the Labour Party is showing the least sign of complacency.’
    • ‘He needn't worry as anyone who can pack them in for week long runs all over Ireland, has talent that holds no bounds.’
    • ‘I needn't have worried, he was given the highest level of care at all times during his 12-day stay.’
    • ‘I needn't have bothered as there was nowhere to play them anyway.’
    • ‘So, if you're ugly or funny-looking, you needn't worry that they'll make disparaging remarks.’
    • ‘If all we're doing is playing five-yard passes but not really going forward, the opposition needn't worry.’
    • ‘Although he advised against eating excessively, Mr Holmes said people needn't worry too much about gum disease.’
    • ‘Vegetarians needn't fear, there will be a beautiful vegetarian option for each of the meat dishes.’
    • ‘He needn't have worried; we were all too busy soaking up the scenery.’
    • ‘I agree that he needn't offer a specific plan, but I disagreed that he should lie low.’
    • ‘But it needn't simply be a case of helping the destitute Afghans swap one set of repressive masters for another.’
    • ‘They had the benefit of astonishingly light, strong bodies, so we needn't feel too ashamed about lagging so far behind.’

Pronunciation

needn't

/ˈnēdnt//ˈnidnt/