The noun nonentity refers to a person of no significance or importance. If you are a member of a sports team, but spend all your time sitting on the bench watching the rest of the team play, you will probably feel like a nonentity.
Something that is an entity exists, and if you are considered a nonentity, you might as well not exist. A political nonentity has no power, and a social nonentity blends in with the wallpaper. Not only people are considered nonentities; groups or things can be nonentities too. If a nonentity beats a nationally ranked team, that's a real upset. The cereal brand that stays on the shelf and is ignored can also be considered a nonentity in the cereal market.
n a person of no influence
n the state of not existing
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the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
nihility, nothingness, nullity, void
the state of nonexistence
incapability of existing or occurring
out of touch with reality
the state of being false or untrue
nowhere to be found in a giant void
the state of being impossible to conceive
the state of being unattainable
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the state of not being