unperson
noun Date: 1949 an individual who usually for political or ideological reasons is removed completely from recognition or consideration

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  • Unperson — ist die Bezeichnung für einen unerwünschten oder für schlecht gehaltenen oder erklärten Menschen. Dies kann sich etwa darauf beziehen, dass die Person von den Medien ignoriert wird.[1] Auch von staatlichen Stellen kann das Ignorieren verordnet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Unperson — ↑ Person …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • unperson — ► NOUN (pl. unpersons) ▪ a person whose name or existence is officially denied or ignored …   English terms dictionary

  • unperson — [un′pʉr΄sən] n. a person who is completely ignored, as if he or she does not exist; specif., such a person officially ignored by his or her own government: cf. NONPERSON …   English World dictionary

  • Unperson — Ụn|per|son 〈f. 20; bes. in totalitären Staaten〉 bedeutende Person des öffentlichen Lebens, deren Name nicht mehr genannt werden darf [<engl. unperson, eigtl. „Nichtperson“, von George Orwell in seinem Roman „1984“ geprägt] * * * Ụn|per|son,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • unperson — UK [ʌnˈpɜː(r)s(ə)n] / US [ʌnˈpɜrs(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms unperson : singular unperson plural unpersons someone who is deliberately ignored in a country s news and official records because the government does not approve of their… …   English dictionary

  • unperson — noun A human who has been stripped of rights, identity or humanity. With his identity stolen he became an unperson unable to prove his existance to the government …   Wiktionary

  • unperson — /un perr seuhn/, n. 1. a public figure, esp. in a totalitarian country, who, for political or ideological reasons, is not recognized or mentioned in government publications or records or in the news media. 2. a person accorded no recognition or… …   Universalium

  • unperson — un|per|son [ ʌn pɜrsn ] noun count someone who is deliberately ignored in a country s news and official records because the government does not approve of their political views …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unperson — n. person whose existence is ignored by others …   English contemporary dictionary

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