no·​wheres·​ville | \ ˈnō-ˌ(h)werz-ˌvil How to pronounce nowheresville (audio) , -(h)wərz-\

Definition of nowheresville

: nowhere: such as
a : a location lacking identifying or individualizing qualities
b : a place or state denoting failure or relative obscurity a career heading towards nowheresville

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Synonyms & Antonyms for nowheresville


anonymity, facelessness, namelessness, nowhere, obscurity, silence


celebrity, fame, notoriety, renown

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Examples of nowheresville in a Sentence

after years of languishing in nowheresville, she started to make it really big in the art world

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My parents were born in South Korea, but I was born in Los Angeles, raised in a nowheresville suburb on frozen TV dinners and laugh-track sitcoms. Longreads, "My Mongolian Spot," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nowheresville

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nowheresville was in 1917

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