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nonentity

noun     /ˌnɒnˈen.tɪ.ti/ US  /ˌnɑːˈnen.t̬ə.t̬i/
[C] disapproving a person without strong character, ideas, or influence: She was once a political nonentity, but has since won a formidable reputation as a determined campaigner.People of little importance [U] the fact that something or someone is not known about because of not having any strong character, ideas, or influence: This collection of essays is saved from nonentity by the stature of the contributors.People of little importance
(Definition of nonentity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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