Definition for should

verb as in have

verb as in may

Strong match


Weak matches

be going to, shall

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Example Sentences

Apparently, Shakespeare coined 1,700 words, from the frequently used (excitement) to the should-be-more frequently used (spewed).

I never had to go through the should-I-stay-at-home conversation.

Most thought-provoking for me, however, in this should-have-been story is the moral at the end.

The problem is that Scott is unpopular—awkward, should-we-be-seen-with-him-in-public unpopular.

Less obvious: To what degree can/should advanced countries act unilaterally without waiting for a grand global bargain?

They have a model of the man-as-he-should-be to which they mold him, in spite of himself and without his knowledge.

The type of the man-as-he-should-be varies by fashion, and this type exerts a great selection in the education of the young.

In mediæval society there were strongly defined ideals of the man-as-he-should-be.

Is the ideal of the man-as-he-should-be to be found, for us, in the "common man," or in the highest product of our culture?

But do you not see that though the King should-300- favour us, yet Amneris's rage would be beyond all bounds?


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to should, such as: allow, become, consider, enjoy, experience, and feel.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.