nonentity

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noun non·en·ti·ty \ˌnän-ˈen-tə-tē, -ˈe-nə-\

Definition of nonentity

  1. 1 :  something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination

  2. 2 :  nonexistence

  3. 3 :  a person or thing of little consequence or significance

Examples of nonentity in a Sentence

  1. the arctic circle is a nonentity—you won't see it on the way to the north pole

  2. was so quiet he was almost a nonentity at the meeting

1604

First Known Use of nonentity

1604


NONENTITY Defined for English Language Learners

nonentity

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noun non·en·ti·ty \ˌnän-ˈen-tə-tē, -ˈe-nə-\

Definition of nonentity for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is not famous or important


NONENTITY Defined for Kids

nonentity

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noun non·en·ti·ty \nän-ˈen-tə-tē\

Definition of nonentity for Students

plural

nonentities

  1. :  someone or something of no importance



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