Antonyms for non-entity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : non-en-ti-tee
Phonetic Transcription : nɒnˈɛn tɪ ti

Definition of non-entity

Origin :
  • also nonentity, c.1600, "something which does not exist," from non- + entity. Meaning "a person or thing of no importance" is attested from 1710.
  • As in nobody/nonentity : noun person of little importance
  • As in nothing/nothingness : noun emptiness, nonexistence
  • As in zero : noun nothing
  • As in nobody : noun unimportant person
  • As in nothing : noun emptiness
  • As in mediocrity : noun a mediocre person
  • As in nonentity : noun nullity
  • As in nonentity : noun nonexistent thing
  • As in nullity : noun nothing
  • As in cipher : noun zero; nothingness
  • As in figurehead : noun person who is leader in name only
Example sentences :
  • They shrink into non-entity, when touched by the wand of truth.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of Emma Courtney » by Mary Hays
  • However useless the demonstration otherwise, philosophy does well in proving that matter is a non-entity.
  • Extract from : « Natural Law in the Spiritual World » by Henry Drummond
  • They will not admit the teaching of the Eleatics, who, when they say "There is only One," add expressly that non-entity is not.
  • Extract from : « The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. » by Various
  • That which is absolutely without the domain of the intelligible is absolutely unintelligible and therefore a non-entity.
  • Extract from : « The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. » by E. Rameur
  • We could not communicate; for the being to whom our communication was addressed we were satisfied was a non-entity.
  • Extract from : « Thoughts on Man » by William Godwin
  • Braanol stirred, throbbed sluggishly once, then lay quiescent as his mental self surged up from the deeps of non-entity.
  • Extract from : « Walls of Acid » by Henry Hasse
  • He was, as it were, weighing entity and non-entity in careful, metaphorical scales.
  • Extract from : « Little Nobody » by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • He has at the outset the not inconsiderable advantage of being an entity instead of a non-entity.
  • Extract from : « God and Mr. Wells » by William Archer
  • (Entity) does not spring from non-entity on account of that not being observed.
  • Extract from : « The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya » by Translator: George Thibaut
  • To this Bauddha tenet we reply, '(Entity does) not (spring) from non-entity, on account of that not being observed.'
  • Extract from : « The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya » by Translator: George Thibaut

Synonyms for non-entity

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