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.
- nonessential amino acid,
- nonexecutive director,
Origin of nonevent
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Sex with a friend of the family is betrayal, sex with a stranger a nonevent.Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Open Relationships, and Divorce|Tracy Quan|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
a disappointing or insignificant occurrence, esp one predicted to be important
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