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nonentity

noun uk   /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. [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.
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