doesn't

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: doesnt

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

does +‎ -n't

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʌzənt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʌzənt/, (colloquial) /ˈdʌn(t)/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

doesn't

  1. Does not (negative auxiliary[1])
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[1]
      Though Bane’s sing-song voice gives his pronouncements a funny lilt, he doesn’t have any of the Joker’s deranged wit, and Nolan isn’t interested in undercutting his seriousness for the sake of a breezier entertainment.
    • 2015 November 30, Shane O'Mara, Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation[2], Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 12:
      Santorum, in a comment regarding Senator John McCain's repudiation of torture, stated, "He doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works. I mean, you break somebody, and after they've broken they become cooperative" (Summers 2011).

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum, Cliticization vs. Inflection: English n’t, Language 59 (3), 1983, pp. 502-513

Anagrams[edit]