"nonentity" meaning in English

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Noun

Etymology: non- +‎ entity Etymology templates: {{prefix|en|non|entity}} non- +‎ entity Head templates: {{en-noun|~}} nonentity (countable and uncountable, plural nonentities) Forms: nonentities [plural]
  1. an unimportant or insignificant person Tags: countable, uncountable
    Sense id: nonentity-en-noun-BQlOLxtx Synonyms (someone small and of no consequence): absolute zero, chopped liver [humorous, informal], cipher, crumb [slang], Joe Nobody, nebbish, nobody, no one, nothing, nothingburger, picayune [US, chiefly, informal], pip-squeak [US], puny [archaic], quidam [obsolete], shrimp, zero [US], zilch [US] Hypernyms (someone small and of no consequence): person Hyponyms (someone small and of no consequence): worthless person Related terms (someone small and of no consequence): lay figure, small-timer, small fry, small potatoes Translations (an unimportant or insignificant person): нищожество (ništožestvo) [neuter] (Bulgarian), nýmand [masculine] (Czech), schertsfiguur [feminine, masculine] (Dutch), nolla (Finnish), moins-que-rien [feminine, masculine] (French), smámenni [neuter] (Icelandic), núll [neuter] (Icelandic), uomo da niente [masculine] (Italian), zero assoluto (Italian), nullità [feminine] (Italian), estraneo [masculine] (Italian), sconosciuto [masculine] (Italian), mōri (Maori), null [Bokmål, masculine, neuter] (Norwegian), null [Nynorsk, masculine, neuter] (Norwegian), miernota [feminine] (Polish), ничто́жество (ničtóžestvo) [neuter] (Russian), niktoš [masculine] (Slovak), ادنیٰ‎ (adnā) [masculine] (Urdu)

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          "ref": "1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, pages 201-202",
          "text": "The Queen Mother detests, but she dreads me—my uncle is indifferent, but finds me of use—our new Queen is already a nonentity—and Louis knows that my house is the most agreeable in Paris.",
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          "ref": "2000, J.K. Rowling, quoting Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, page 203",
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          "word": "chopped liver"
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          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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          "word": "cipher"
        },
        {
          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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          "word": "crumb"
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        {
          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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          "word": "Joe Nobody"
        },
        {
          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
          "source": "Thesaurus:nonentity",
          "word": "nebbish"
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        {
          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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          "word": "no one"
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          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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          "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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          "code": "cs",
          "lang": "Czech",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
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          "code": "nl",
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          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
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          "code": "fi",
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          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
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          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
            "feminine",
            "masculine"
          ],
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          "code": "is",
          "lang": "Icelandic",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
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          ],
          "word": "smámenni"
        },
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          "lang": "Icelandic",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
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          ],
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        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
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          "word": "uomo da niente"
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          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
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          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
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        },
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          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
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          ],
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        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "sconosciuto"
        },
        {
          "code": "mi",
          "lang": "Maori",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "word": "mōri"
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          "code": "nb",
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          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
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          "word": "null"
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        {
          "code": "pl",
          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
          "tags": [
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          ],
          "word": "miernota"
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          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
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          ],
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          "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
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            "masculine"
          ],
          "word": "ادنیٰ‎"
        }
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}
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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    {
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      "source": "Thesaurus:nonentity",
      "word": "small-timer"
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
      "source": "Thesaurus:nonentity",
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          "text": "The Queen Mother detests, but she dreads me—my uncle is indifferent, but finds me of use—our new Queen is already a nonentity—and Louis knows that my house is the most agreeable in Paris.",
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        {
          "ref": "1973, Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise",
          "text": "But I am not the penniless nonentity I was when we first met; I can offer an honorable if not a brilliant marriage; and at the very lowest I can provide my wife – my widow, my relict – with a decent competence, an assured future.",
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        },
        {
          "ref": "2000, J.K. Rowling, quoting Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, page 203",
          "text": "Imagine them not even getting his name right, Weasley. It's almost as though he's a complete nonentity, isn't it?",
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      "word": "chopped liver"
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
      "source": "Thesaurus:nonentity",
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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      "word": "nebbish"
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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      "word": "no one"
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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      "word": "nothing"
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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    {
      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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      "tags": [
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      "sense": "someone small and of no consequence",
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    {
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      "code": "bg",
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      "roman": "ništožestvo",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "нищожество"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "nýmand"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "schertsfiguur"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "word": "nolla"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "moins-que-rien"
    },
    {
      "code": "is",
      "lang": "Icelandic",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "smámenni"
    },
    {
      "code": "is",
      "lang": "Icelandic",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "núll"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "uomo da niente"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "word": "zero assoluto"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "nullità"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "estraneo"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "sconosciuto"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "word": "mōri"
    },
    {
      "code": "nb",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "Bokmål",
        "masculine",
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "null"
    },
    {
      "code": "nn",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "Nynorsk",
        "masculine",
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "null"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "miernota"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "ničtóžestvo",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "ничто́жество"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "niktoš"
    },
    {
      "code": "ur",
      "lang": "Urdu",
      "roman": "adnā",
      "sense": "an unimportant or insignificant person",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "ادنیٰ‎"
    }
  ],
  "word": "nonentity"
}

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