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Not existing or not real or present.‘she pretended to tie a non-existent shoelace’
imaginary, imagined, unreal, fictional, fictitious, made up, invented, hypothetical, suppositional, fancied, fancifulView synonyms
- ‘For the most part all of the above support structures are non-existent in Nunavut.’
- ‘As a result the cash surpluses that would normally occur around now are very low or non-existent.’
- ‘Although he was one of the best players in Europe, financial rewards at the time were almost non-existent.’
- ‘A friend of one of the boys next door walked into the Madden house, demanding to join a non-existent party.’
- ‘Two hundred years ago, communications were slow and in many cases almost non-existent.’
- ‘Most efforts seem to have been at best superficial, at worst downright non-existent.’
- ‘He bolsters his non-existent self-worth by putting other people down in order to build himself up.’
- ‘You'll need a car if you intend to stay here for any length of time because the public transport is all but non-existent.’
- ‘Kimmage alleges in his book that testing procedures were inadequate or non-existent.’
- ‘However, waymarks are virtually non-existent, indeed a couple were reversed to confuse.’
- ‘He has a star quality which is rare among politicians and almost non-existent in recent years in the Tory party.’
- ‘If you invent a non-existent problem, you can always manufacture an unnecessary solution.’
- ‘Childcare is either non-existent or so expensive that it is beyond the resources of the serviceman or woman.’
- ‘He had to drop out of college and his social life became almost non-existent.’
- ‘Contact with the outside world was non-existent during his month-long ordeal.’
- ‘For one, he's supposedly been caught boasting about non-existent software before.’
- ‘So why did a non-existent counter demonstration get front page mention?’
- ‘Why is the prosecution team so determined to find success where it's non-existent?’
- ‘Holland has just had eight years of solid economic growth and unemployment is almost non-existent.’
- ‘Sycophants tend to lavish non-existent virtues on their leader, who may only be a novice.’
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