nonevent

[non-i-vent]
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noun

an event or situation that is anticipated but does not occur or occurs with much less than the expected impact, especially one that has been widely publicized; anticlimax.
an occurrence of only superficial interest or content; a dull or insignificant occasion.

Nearby words

  1. nonessential amino acid,
  2. nonesuch,
  3. nonet,
  4. nonetheless,
  5. nonethnic,
  6. nonexclusive,
  7. nonexecutive,
  8. nonexecutive director,
  9. nonexistence,
  10. nonexistent

Origin of nonevent

First recorded in 1935–40; non- + event

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British Dictionary definitions for non-event

nonevent

noun

a disappointing or insignificant occurrence, esp one predicted to be important
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Word Origin and History for non-event

non-event

n.

"unimportant or disappointing event," 1962, from non- + event.

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