What does nonentity mean?

Definitions for nonentity
nɒnˈɛn tɪ tinonen·ti·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonexistence, nonentitynoun

    the state of not existing

  2. cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentitynoun

    a person of no influence


  1. nonentitynoun

    the state of not existing; nonexistence

  2. nonentitynoun

    an unimportant or insignificant person

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nonentitynoun

    Etymology: non and entity.

    When they say nothing from nothing, they must understand it as excluding all causes. In which sense it is most evidently true; being equivalent to this proposition, that nothing can make itself, or, nothing cannot bring its no-self out of nonentity into something. Richard Bentley, Serm.

    There was no such thing as rendering evil for evil, when evil was truly a nonentity, and no where to be found. South.

    We have heard, and think it pity that your inquisitive genius should not be better employed, than in looking after that theological nonentity. Scriblerus Club , Mart. Scrib.


  1. nonentity

    A nonentity is a person or thing with no special or interesting qualities; an unimportant or insignificant person or thing. It can also refer to something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nonentitynoun

    nonexistence; the negation of being

  2. Nonentitynoun

    a thing not existing

  3. Nonentitynoun

    a person or thing of little or no account

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nonentity

    non-en′ti-ti, n. want of entity or being: a thing not existing: a person of no importance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonentity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nonentity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of nonentity in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Burgess:

    We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.

  2. Barbara Stanwyck:

    Egotism -- usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.

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  • عدم التكافؤArabic
  • tyhjäntoimittajaFinnish
  • nullità, un uomo da niente, estraneo, zero assoluto, sconosciutoItalian
  • ничтожествоRussian
  • غیر مہذبیتUrdu

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    A hatched
    B witless
    C plush
    D nasty

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