nonentity

nonentity

[non-en-ti-tee]
noun, plural nonentities.
1.
a person or thing of no importance.
2.
something that does not exist or exists only in imagination.

Origin:
1590–1600; non- + entity


1. nobody, cipher, mediocrity, zero, nullity.
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nonentity (ˌnɒnˈɛntɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  an insignificant person or thing
2.  a nonexistent thing
3.  the state of not existing; nonexistence

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nonentity
c.1600, "something which does not exist," from non- + entity. Meaning "a person or thing of no importance" is attested from 1710.
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