- a person or thing of no importance.
- something that does not exist or exists only in imagination.
Origin of nonentity
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1. nobody, cipher, mediocrity, zero, nullity.
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Examples from the Web for non-entity
The Republican Party, now at the nadir of its popularity, is becoming more than a non-entity among young people.The Obama Generation
April 26, 2009
They shrink into non-entity, when touched by the wand of truth.Memoirs of Emma Courtney
However useless the demonstration otherwise, philosophy does well in proving that matter is a non-entity.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
They will not admit the teaching of the Eleatics, who, when they say "There is only One," add expressly that non-entity is not.
That which is absolutely without the domain of the intelligible is absolutely unintelligible and therefore a non-entity.
We could not communicate; for the being to whom our communication was addressed we were satisfied was a non-entity.Thoughts on Man
- an insignificant person or thing
- a nonexistent thing
- the state of not existing; nonexistence
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Word Origin and History for non-entity
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