[uhn-pee-puh l]

verb (used with object), un·peo·pled, un·peo·pling.

to deprive of people; depopulate.

Origin of unpeople

First recorded in 1525–35; un-2 + people


[uhn-pur-suh n]


a public figure, especially in a totalitarian country, who, for political or ideological reasons, is not recognized or mentioned in government publications or records or in the news media.
a person accorded no recognition or consideration by another or by a specific group.

Origin of unperson

un-1 + person; introduced in George Orwell's novel 1984 (1949)
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(tr) to empty of people



a person whose existence is officially denied or ignored
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