nonhappening

noun
non·​hap·​pen·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈhap-niŋ How to pronounce nonhappening (audio) , -ˈha-pə- \

Definition of nonhappening

1 : failure to happen A debt is contingent if the debtor's liability is determined by the happening or nonhappening of a future event.— John H. Williamson
2a : something that does not happen But perhaps the most important happening in this offseason was a nonhappening: not one of the NASL's 24 franchises folded or moved.— John Feinstein
b : something (such as an event) that is not interesting, entertaining, or important … it was a late-night match, not televised, past most newspaper deadlines, therefore practically a nonhappening except for those in attendance.— Bud Collins

First Known Use of nonhappening

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nonhappening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonhappening. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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