nonentity

noun non·en·ti·ty \ ˌnän-ˈen-tə-tē , -ˈe-nə- \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of nonentity

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

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First Known Use of nonentity

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NONENTITY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of nonentity for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is not famous or important


NONENTITY Defined for Kids

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noun non·en·ti·ty \ nän-ˈen-tə-tē \

Definition of nonentity for Students

plural nonentities
: someone or something of no importance


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