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

Audtakorn Sutarmjam / EyeEm Getty Images/EyeEm The saying is that nobody likes a quitter. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "Jobs Report: Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs at Dotcom Bubble Rates," 10 July 2018 Such a weapon may eventually reach the handheld stage, but nobody is quite there yet. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Claims to Have a Laser Assault Rifle That Can Set Clothes on Fire," 3 July 2018 Becoming a basketball superstar is one thing, and nobody is bigger than James after 15 prolific NBA seasons and three championships. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "LeBron’s arrival transforms Lakers back into glamour show," 3 July 2018 The zoning isn’t there, nobody is going to construct those units because of their action. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "Planning Commission recommends approval of Tropico development plan," 27 June 2018 Freedom is a process, and nobody is free while anybody is unfree. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Puzzled by Westworld? Look to Shakespeare.," 26 June 2018 Green faces an uphill battle, too, because nobody is going to forget his disastrous performance in Atlanta last November. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Cowboys' Chaz Green is looking to keep job, not sympathy, after Atlanta meltdown," 22 June 2018 But nobody's going home until the party is over, and a win against Denmark would go a long way to ensuring that the fiesta lasts a little bit longer. SI.com, "Peru's World Cup Journey: Part 1 - The Inca Invasion Begins as Peru Descends on Moscow," 15 June 2018 State your policy clearly: Different kids, different needs, same commitment to meeting needs, with the understanding that life is long and bean-counting serves nobody. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "2 adult daughters move back home, but only 1 pays rent," 12 July 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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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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