non·​in·​flu·​ence ˌnän-ˈin-ˌflü-ən(t)s How to pronounce noninfluence (audio)
 especially Southern  -in-ˈflü-
: absence or lack of influence
the noninfluence of minor variations in temperature
: a person or thing that does not exert influence
… the woman who shared the painterʼs household, bore his son and eventually became his legal spouse … the woman long dismissed … as a noninfluence.Karen Rosenberg

Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninfluence was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Noninfluence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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