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  1. 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.
  2. an occurrence of only superficial interest or content; a dull or insignificant occasion.

Origin of nonevent

First recorded in 1935–40; non- + event Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for nonevent

nonevent, pseudo-event

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British Dictionary definitions for nonevent


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