nonentity
noun Date: circa 1600 1. something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination 2. nonexistence 3. a person or thing of little consequence or significance

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  • Nonentity — Non*en ti*ty, n.; pl. {Nonentities}. 1. Nonexistence; the negation of being. [1913 Webster] 2. A thing not existing. South. [1913 Webster] 3. A person or thing of little or no account; an unimportant person; usually used as a disparaging term.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonentity — I noun blank, cipher, existenceless, figurehead, inexistence, insignificance, insignificancy, insubstantiality, matter of no consequence, matter of no importance, nihil, no one, nobody, nonbeing, nonexistence, nothing, nothingness, nought,… …   Law dictionary

  • nonentity — ► NOUN (pl. nonentities) 1) an unimportant person or thing. 2) non existence. ORIGIN Latin nonentitas non existence …   English terms dictionary

  • nonentity — [nänen′tə tē] n. pl. nonentities 1. the state of not existing 2. something that exists only in the mind or imagination 3. a person or thing of little or no importance …   English World dictionary

  • nonentity — UK [nɒˈnentətɪ] / US [nɑnˈentətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms nonentity : singular nonentity plural nonentities someone who is not important or interesting at all Who s going to come and see a nonentity like you? …   English dictionary

  • nonentity — [[t]nɒne̱ntɪti[/t]] nonentities N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a nonentity, you mean that they are not special or important in any way. Amidst the current bunch of nonentities, he is a towering figure... She was written off then …   English dictionary

  • nonentity — non|en|ti|ty [nɔˈnentıti US na: ] n plural nonentities someone who has no importance or power and who is not special in any way = ↑nobody ▪ She treated him as a nonentity …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nonentity — non|en|ti|ty [ nan entəti ] noun count someone who is not important or interesting at all: Carol felt as if she had been treated like a nonentity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nonentity — /nɒnˈɛntəti / (say non entuhtee) noun (plural nonentities) 1. a person or thing of no importance: *a middle aged woman, wiping her hands on her dark apron – a good natured nonentity. –lesbia harford, 1924. 2. something which does not exist, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonentity — nobody / nonentity [n] person of little importance cipher, insignificancy, lightweight*, menial, nix*, nothing, parvenu*, small potato*, squirt*, upstart, wimp*, zero*, zip; concept 423 Ant. somebody …   New thesaurus

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