Definition of nonentity
1 : something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination
2 : nonexistence
3 : a person or thing of little consequence or significance
Examples of nonentity in a Sentence
the arctic circle is a nonentity—you won't see it on the way to the north pole
was so quiet he was almost a nonentity at the meeting
Recent Examples of nonentity from the Web
For much of hockey’s history, France has been a nonentity.
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First Known Use of nonentity
NONENTITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonentity for English Language Learners
: a person who is not famous or important
NONENTITY Defined for Kids
Definition of nonentity for Students
: someone or something of no importance
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