non·​is·​sue | \ ˌnän-ˈi-(ˌ)shü How to pronounce nonissue (audio) \

Definition of nonissue

: an issue of little importance, validity, or concern

Examples of nonissue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With regard to their civil rights, their Jewish identity was a nonissue; Jews voted in elections and held public office. Joseph Loconte, National Review, 30 May 2021 When that happens, the retiring of the keys would be a relative nonissue. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 15 May 2021 For some members, Stefanik's voting record -- specifically on the tax vote -- is a nonissue. Lauren Fox, CNN, 12 May 2021 Below, find seven running shorts for women that make chafing a nonissue. Kara Cuzzone, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Already, conspiracy theorists, QAnon supporters, and far-right groups believe COVID-19 to be a hoax or a nonissue, and this network, alongside traditional anti-vaccine activists, will downplay or disparage the vaccines. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 29 Dec. 2020 In Trump, the nonissue found its most enthusiastic spokesman. New York Times, 16 Dec. 2020 The complaints also strain to define the nature of the harm Facebook has inflicted on its customers, long a sticking point when government trustbusters scrutinize services that are free to use, making the potential for higher costs a nonissue. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2020 Clear voter suppression that denied people from voting decades earlier in this country still exists, but is redone to seem like a nonissue in the 21st century. Star Tribune, 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of nonissue

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonissue

: an issue that is not important : something that people are not concerned about


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