in·​ex·​is·​tent | \ ˌi-nig-ˈzi-stənt How to pronounce inexistent (audio) \

Definition of inexistent

: not having existence : nonexistent

Examples of inexistent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hostilities between the parties have ceased and campaign proposals — which were practically inexistent during the first part of the campaign — seem to have been archived permanently. Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 The flight cancellations were caused due to poor weather and air traffic control issues, not the inexistent strike. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2021 Childcare benefits, senior care benefits, work schedule flexibility and mental health support were largely inexistent for most companies before the pandemic. Naimeesha Murthy, Forbes, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of inexistent

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inexistent

Late Latin inexsistent-, inexsistens, from Latin in- + exsistent-, exsistens, present participle of exsistere to exist

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The first known use of inexistent was in 1646

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“Inexistent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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