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"double negative" in British English

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double negativenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʌb.əl ˈneɡ.ə.tɪv/ us /ˌdʌb.əl ˈneɡ.ə.t̬ɪv/

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(Definition of “double negative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"double negative" in American English

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double negativenoun [ C ]

/ˈdʌb·əl ˈneɡ·ə·t̬ɪv/

the use of two negative words together in a statement that has a negative meaning, as in "I didn't do nothing."

(Definition of “double negative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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