nonrespondent

noun
non·​re·​spon·​dent | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈspän-dənt How to pronounce nonrespondent (audio) \
plural nonrespondents

Definition of nonrespondent

: someone who is not a respondent especially : someone who does not respond to a poll Many nonrespondents said that they did not feel knowledgeable enough about fishing to answer the questionnaire. — Chuck Harris and Eric Bergersen

First Known Use of nonrespondent

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonrespondent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonrespondent. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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