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nonobservance

[non-uh b-zur-vuh ns]
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noun
  1. absence or lack of observance.
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Origin of nonobservance

First recorded in 1735–45; non- + observance
Related formsnon·ob·serv·ant, adjectivenon·ob·serv·ant·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for non-observant

Historical Examples

  • This is intended only for those who have been as non-observant as myself, and not the wise, who are always posted.

    Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883

    Various

  • My companion was an old and non-observant man, who had come in after the rest of us.

    The Bronze Hand

    Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)

  • The Russian proverb says of the non-observant man, “He goes through the forest and sees no firewood.”

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles