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

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrespondent was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Nonrespondent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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