nonentity

  • 1 Nonentity — Non*en ti*ty, n.; pl. {Nonentities}. 1. Nonexistence; the negation of being. [1913 Webster] 2. A thing not existing. South. [1913 Webster] 3. A person or thing of little or no account; an unimportant person; usually used as a disparaging term.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 nonentity — I noun blank, cipher, existenceless, figurehead, inexistence, insignificance, insignificancy, insubstantiality, matter of no consequence, matter of no importance, nihil, no one, nobody, nonbeing, nonexistence, nothing, nothingness, nought,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 nonentity — ► NOUN (pl. nonentities) 1) an unimportant person or thing. 2) non existence. ORIGIN Latin nonentitas non existence …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 nonentity — [nänen′tə tē] n. pl. nonentities 1. the state of not existing 2. something that exists only in the mind or imagination 3. a person or thing of little or no importance …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 nonentity — UK [nɒˈnentətɪ] / US [nɑnˈentətɪ] noun [countable] Word forms nonentity : singular nonentity plural nonentities someone who is not important or interesting at all Who s going to come and see a nonentity like you? …

    English dictionary

  • 6 nonentity — [[t]nɒne̱ntɪti[/t]] nonentities N COUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a nonentity, you mean that they are not special or important in any way. Amidst the current bunch of nonentities, he is a towering figure... She was written off then …

    English dictionary

  • 7 nonentity — non|en|ti|ty [nɔˈnentıti US na: ] n plural nonentities someone who has no importance or power and who is not special in any way = ↑nobody ▪ She treated him as a nonentity …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 nonentity — non|en|ti|ty [ nan entəti ] noun count someone who is not important or interesting at all: Carol felt as if she had been treated like a nonentity …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 nonentity — /nɒnˈɛntəti / (say non entuhtee) noun (plural nonentities) 1. a person or thing of no importance: *a middle aged woman, wiping her hands on her dark apron – a good natured nonentity. –lesbia harford, 1924. 2. something which does not exist, or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 nonentity — nobody / nonentity [n] person of little importance cipher, insignificancy, lightweight*, menial, nix*, nothing, parvenu*, small potato*, squirt*, upstart, wimp*, zero*, zip; concept 423 Ant. somebody …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 nonentity — noun Date: circa 1600 1. something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination 2. nonexistence 3. a person or thing of little consequence or significance …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 nonentity — /non en ti tee/, n., pl. nonentities. 1. a person or thing of no importance. 2. something that does not exist or exists only in imagination. 3. nonexistence. [1590 1600; NON + ENTITY] Syn. 1. nobody, cipher, mediocrity, zero, nullity. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 nonentity — noun a) an unimportant or insignificant person b) the state of not existing; nonexistence …

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  • 14 nonentity — Synonyms and related words: Middle America, Milquetoast, a nobody, a nothing, absence, baby, big baby, bourgeoisie, burgherdom, chicken, cipher, common man, crybaby, deprivation, doormat, dud, dull tool, dummy, emptiness, figurehead, fourth rater …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 nonentity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nothing, negation; nobody; nullity. See nonexistence, unimportance.Ant., entity, player (inf.). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nullity, upstart, no account*; see nobody 2 , sycophant . III (Roget s Thesaurus …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 nonentity — non·en·ti·ty || nÉ‘ nentÉ™tɪ /nÉ’ n. something imaginary; something non existent …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 nonentity — [nɒ nɛntɪti] noun (plural nonentities) 1》 an unimportant person or thing. 2》 non existence. Origin C16: from med. L. nonentitas non existence …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 nonentity — n. 1. Inexistence, non existence. 2. Nothing. 3. Nothingness, insignificance, futility. 4. Nobody, cipher …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 nonentity — noun (C) someone who has no importance, power, or ability, and who you have no respect for: Chomsky was the only speaker of any importance the rest were nonentities …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 nonentity — noun the tragedy is that, even after all the therapy we can provide, many of these kids will continue to be the nonentities that they ve been taught to be Syn: nobody, unimportant person, zero, nonperson, no name, nothing, small fry, mediocrity;… …

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