nobody

pronoun
no·body | \ ˈnō-(ˌ)bə-dē , -ˌbä- \

Definition of nobody 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: no person : not anybody

nobody

noun
plural nobodies

Definition of nobody (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person of no influence or consequence

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Synonyms & Antonyms for nobody

Synonyms: Pronoun

none, no one

Synonyms: Noun

cipher, lightweight, nonentity, nothing, pip-squeak, pygmy (also pigmy), shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch

Antonyms: Pronoun

everybody, everyone

Antonyms: Noun

big shot, bigwig, eminence, figure, kingpin, magnate, nabob, personage, somebody, VIP

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Examples of nobody in a Sentence

Pronoun

Nobody could answer my question. I guess I'll have to volunteer because it's clear nobody else will.

Noun

He was a nobody in high school. tired of feeling like a nobody, she decided to launch her own business
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

At the very beginning stages of our company, nobody had a lot of experience doing this. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Ari Aster’s breakout horror hit Hereditary is pants-wettingly scary," 8 June 2018 Even if the software were all in place, there's no point in bringing a product to market that nobody wants to buy, and at the moment, there's no obvious reason for anyone to want to buy an Andromeda. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Software delays, lack of purpose means Microsoft’s “Andromeda” may never arrive," 2 July 2018 As much as Bay Area people want to hate Johnson, nobody really wanted to see Magic standing in the unemployment line. Won’t LaVar Ball be even more insufferable now that the global spotlight is shining brightly on the Lakers? Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "L.A. rolls out red carpet for LeBron and son," 1 July 2018 When Flynn wrote Sharp Objects some 12 years ago, nobody wanted to publish it. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "It’s Hard to Watch Sharp Objects, and Even Harder to Look Away," 28 June 2018 The crowning episodes since season 4 have been filmed with a live audience, so to prevent any audience members (or even the queens themselves) from spilling the beans, nobody actually knows who won that season until the episode airs. Teen Vogue, "11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "RuPaul's Drag Race"," 28 June 2018 The dinosaurs are almost guaranteed to escape, and nobody wants raptors running around Times Square. Anchorage Daily News, "Review: The ‘Jurassic World’ sequel achieves the impossible: It makes dinosaurs boring," 20 June 2018 But nobody expected that this high-speed chase would be filmed. Southern Living, "This Chick-fil-A Employee Chasing a Customer Who Left Without a Chicken Sandwich Is Our New Favorite Thing," 20 June 2018 This is an exciting glimpse of the future of games—though nobody in the industry is willing to bet on how far off that future really is quite yet. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Eyes-on: Nvidia's RTX demo shows the eye-popping potential of real-time ray tracing," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of nobody

Pronoun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nobody was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for nobody

nobody

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of nobody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: no person

nobody

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nobody (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone who is not important or has no influence

nobody

pronoun
no·body | \ ˈnō-ˌbä-dē , -bə-dē \

Kids Definition of nobody

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: no person : not anybody Nobody lives in that house.

nobody

noun
plural nobodies

Kids Definition of nobody (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person of no importance

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