Definition of non-existent in English:

non-existent

adjective

  • Not existing or not real or present.

    ‘she pretended to tie a non-existent shoelace’
    • ‘He bolsters his non-existent self-worth by putting other people down in order to build himself up.’
    • ‘So why did a non-existent counter demonstration get front page mention?’
    • ‘Most efforts seem to have been at best superficial, at worst downright non-existent.’
    • ‘Why is the prosecution team so determined to find success where it's non-existent?’
    • ‘For one, he's supposedly been caught boasting about non-existent software before.’
    • ‘Kimmage alleges in his book that testing procedures were inadequate or non-existent.’
    • ‘As a result the cash surpluses that would normally occur around now are very low or non-existent.’
    • ‘However, waymarks are virtually non-existent, indeed a couple were reversed to confuse.’
    • ‘A friend of one of the boys next door walked into the Madden house, demanding to join a non-existent party.’
    • ‘If you invent a non-existent problem, you can always manufacture an unnecessary solution.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Holland has just had eight years of solid economic growth and unemployment is almost non-existent.’
    • ‘Childcare is either non-existent or so expensive that it is beyond the resources of the serviceman or woman.’
    • ‘Sycophants tend to lavish non-existent virtues on their leader, who may only be a novice.’
    • ‘Contact with the outside world was non-existent during his month-long ordeal.’
    • ‘Although he was one of the best players in Europe, financial rewards at the time were almost non-existent.’
    • ‘Two hundred years ago, communications were slow and in many cases almost non-existent.’
    • ‘He has a star quality which is rare among politicians and almost non-existent in recent years in the Tory party.’
    • ‘For the most part all of the above support structures are non-existent in Nunavut.’
    • ‘He had to drop out of college and his social life became almost non-existent.’
    imaginary, imagined, unreal, fictional, fictitious, made up, invented, hypothetical, suppositional, fancied, fanciful
    fantastic, fantasy, mythical, mythological, legendary
    illusory, illusive, hallucinatory, chimerical, figmental, notional, shadowy, spectral, ghostly, insubstantial
    missing, absent
    phantasmal, phantasmic
    inexistent, illusionary, unsubstantial
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Pronunciation:

non-existent

/nɒnɪɡˈzɪst(ə)nt/