nonbeing

noun

non·​be·​ing ˌnän-ˈbē(-i)ŋ How to pronounce nonbeing (audio)
: absence or lack of being : nonexistence
The minute anything edges across the boundary between nonbeing and being … Garry Wills

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonbeing was in the 15th century

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“Nonbeing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbeing. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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