non·​is·​sue ˌnän-ˈi-(ˌ)shü How to pronounce nonissue (audio)
: an issue of little importance, validity, or concern

Examples of nonissue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hamas’ mass murder, systematic rape of Israelis and taking of over 130 hostages still held by terror groups in Gaza were nonissues for the packed film audience that cheered the delegitimization of the Jewish state in the capital city, Berlin, that planned the Holocaust. Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News, 9 Mar. 2024 Biden's age — arguably his biggest political vulnerability — was a deterrent for some and a nonissue for others. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 28 Feb. 2024 So, the real lesson from this new research is not that income inequality is definitively a nonissue in the United States. Brad Polumbo, National Review, 20 Dec. 2023 Grade inflation makes an unlucky draw of professors a nonissue. WSJ, 19 Dec. 2023 For many years the assumption had grown within Israel that the Palestinian question had become a nonissue and that a policy of tactical procrastination, as Israeli settlements in the West Bank grew ever larger, would ensure that no Palestinian state ever came into being. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2023 Well, not always (see 2020, when their deadline inactivity was a nonissue, and last year, when their lack of moves backfired in the playoffs). Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 For starters, some health workers wrongly considered the illness a nonissue. Dallas News, 16 Feb. 2023 Your situation sounds like a nonissue., 11 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonissue was in 1964

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“Nonissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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