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nonevent

[ non-i-vent ]
/ ˌnɒn ɪˈvɛnt /
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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.
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Origin of nonevent

First recorded in 1935–40; non- + event
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British Dictionary definitions for nonevent

nonevent
/ (ˌnɒnɪˈvɛnt) /

noun
a disappointing or insignificant occurrence, esp one predicted to be important
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