What is another word for mustn't?

Pronunciation: [mˈʌsənt] (IPA)

"Mustn't" is a word that is used to express prohibition or things that are not allowed. Alternatives to "mustn't" include "cannot," "shouldn't," "ought not to," "may not," "are forbidden to," "are prohibited from," "are banned from," "are not permitted to," "are not allowed to," "are precluded from," and "are restrained from." These synonyms vary in intensity and show the degree of prohibition that is applicable. If you want to express the prohibition in a more polite manner, you can use phrases like "it is not advisable," "it is discouraged," or "it is recommended to avoid." Regardless of which word you choose, they all convey the same message of prohibition and things that are not allowed.

Synonyms for Mustn't:

What are the hypernyms for Mustn't?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Mustn't

"You mustn't be surprised if I fail," Jane said slowly.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
You mustn't try to be friends with me.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Well, it mustn't go to a trial, that's all.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

Famous quotes with Mustn't

  • Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn't get serious with people. They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it. You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown.
    Fanny Brice
  • Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • The songwriter mustn't fall in love with his own song. If it doesn't belong, he can't push it into a show. Let him save it; maybe it'll fit in another show.
    Dorothy Fields
  • One mustn't always believe that feeling is everything. In the arts, it is nothing without form.
    Gustave Flaubert
  • One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
    Gustave Flaubert

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