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 for nonentity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nonentity \Non*en"ti*ty\, n.; pl. Nonentities.
     1. Nonexistence; the negation of being.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A thing not existing. --South.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A person or thing of little or no account; an unimportant
        person; -- usually used as a disparaging term. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of not existing [syn: nonexistence,
           nonentity] [ant: being, beingness, existence]
      2: a person of no influence [syn: cipher, cypher, nobody,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonentity":
     Middle America, Milquetoast, a nobody, a nothing, absence, baby,
     big baby, bourgeoisie, burgherdom, chicken, cipher, common man,
     crybaby, deprivation, doormat, dud, dull tool, dummy, emptiness,
     figurehead, fourth-rater, gutless wonder, hollow man,
     insignificancy, invertebrate, jackstraw, jellyfish, lay figure,
     lightweight, little fellow, little guy, man of straw, mediocrity,
     meek soul, middle class, middle order, middle orders, milksop,
     mollycoddle, namby-pamby, nebbish, negation, negativeness,
     negativity, nihility, no great shakes, no prize, nobody,
     nobody one knows, nobody special, nonbeing, nonexistence,
     nonoccurrence, nonreality, nonsubsistence, not-being, nothing,
     nothing special, nothingness, nullity, obscurity, pansy,
     pantywaist, pip-squeak, punk, puppet, pushover, runt, rushlight,
     sad sack, scrub, second-rater, shrimp, silent majority, sissy,
     small, small beer, small fry, small potato, small potatoes,
     softling, softy, sop, squirt, squit, suburbia, thing of naught,
     third-rater, tinhorn, trifle, unactuality, unreality, vacancy,
     vacuity, vacuum, void, weak sister, weakling, whiffet,
     whippersnapper, zero, zilch

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