- a person or thing of no importance.
- something that does not exist or exists only in imagination.
Origin of nonentity
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Examples from the Web for nonentity
Fact: Talk radio remained a nonentity when it came to fundraising for candidates.Why the GOP Lost the Web Race
May 20, 2009
You can't put her off with Mrs. Theobald; she knows as well as we do that she is a nonentity.Where Angels Fear to Tread
E. M. Forster
I can't think of any one you know—not a nonentity—but I should like to bring a friend, if I may.Audrey Craven
Anything to get me out of this hell of deceit, nonentity namelessness.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
In Europe, as you know, till a woman is married she is a nonentity.The Lure of the Mask
Compare "pseudonym," where the prefix is contracted, and "nonentity.""Stops"
- an insignificant person or thing
- a nonexistent thing
- the state of not existing; nonexistence
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