Synonyms for shouldʃʊd

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  1. should(verb)

    Be obliged to; have an obligation to; ought to;

    Synonyms:
    ought

    Antonyms:
    shouldnt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. should

    One ought to do that which he is under moral obligation or in duty bound to do. Ought is the stronger word, holding most closely to the sense of moral obligation, or sometimes of imperative logical necessity; should may have the sense of moral obligation or may apply merely to propriety or expediency, as in the proverb, "The liar should have a good memory," i. e., he will need it. Ought is sometimes used of abstractions or inanimate things as indicating what the mind deems to be imperative or logically necessary in view of all the conditions; as, these goods ought to go into that space; these arguments ought to convince him; should in such connections would be correct, but less emphatic. Compare DUTY.

    Synonyms:
    ought

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ought, expected, oughta, gotta, needs


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