needn't Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"needn't" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈniː.dənt/
short form of need not: You needn't come until ​later.
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(Definition of needn't from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"needn’t" in American English

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 us   /ˈni·dənt/
contraction of need not: You needn’t be ​shy.
(Definition of needn’t from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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