nonentity

[ non-en-ti-tee ]
/ nɒnˈɛn tɪ ti /

noun, plural non·en·ti·ties.

a person or thing of no importance.
something that does not exist or exists only in imagination.

Nearby words

  1. noneffective,
  2. nonego,
  3. nonelected,
  4. nonelectrolyte,
  5. nonempty,
  6. nonequivalence,
  7. nones,
  8. nonessential,
  9. nonessential amino acid,
  10. nonesuch

Origin of nonentity

First recorded in 1590–1600; non- + entity

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British Dictionary definitions for non-entity

nonentity

/ (ˌnɒnˈɛntɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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

non-entity

n.

also nonentity, c.1600, "something which does not exist," from non- + entity. Meaning "a person or thing of no importance" is attested from 1710.

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