in·​ex·​is·​tent ˌi-nig-ˈzi-stənt How to pronounce inexistent (audio)
: not having existence : nonexistent

Examples of inexistent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These flats are inspired by loafers but have a pointed toe and low heel (that’s functionally inexistent). Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2023 Comparing photos taken of a person on a Pixel phone and an iPhone, MKBHD shows that Google preserves where the light comes from on people’s faces, while Apple opts for an inexistent light to bring light and avoid a part of the face with a shadow. José Adorno, BGR, 6 Jan. 2023 My singing chops are inexistent. Leila Cobo, Billboard, 27 Jan. 2022 While rumors regarding the regular version cameras are inexistent, there are a few things to talk about the Pro models. Maren Estrada, BGR, 29 Dec. 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inexistent was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Inexistent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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