nonexistence

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of being
Nouns
1. nonexistence, inexistence, nonentity, nonsubsistence, negativeness, nullity, nihility, blank, nothingness, absence, no such thing, void, vacuum, oblivion. Slang, diddly[squat], dick, jack[shit]. See disappearance, insubstantiality.
2. annihilation, extinction, obliteration, nullification, destruction.
3. nonperson, unperson; vaporware.
Verbs
1. not exist, be null and void, cease to exist, pass away, perish, become extinct, die out; disappear, fade (see disappearance); go, be no more, die (see death).
2. annihilate, render null [and void], nullify, abrogate, destroy, obliterate, extinguish, remove. See destruction, killing.
Adjectives
1. nonexistent, inexistent, null [and void], negative, blank, missing, omitted, absent.
2. unreal, baseless, unsubstantial, imaginary, visionary, ideal, fabulous, legendary, chimerical, supposititious, vain. See imagination.
3. unborn, uncreated, unbegotten, unconceived, unproduced, unmade.
4. annihilated, extinct, exhausted, perished, gone, lost, departed, defunct.
Quotations — A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness (John Keats), Nothing can be created out of nothing (Lucretius), Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion (Democritus).
Antonyms, see existence.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. nonbeing, negation, nothingness; see oblivion 2 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The condition of not existing: nihility, nothing, nothingness. See ABSENCE.

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  • nonexistence — index absence (omission), blank (emptiness), nonentity, nullity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nonexistence — [nän΄eg zis′təns] n. 1. the condition of not existing 2. something that does not exist nonexistent adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • nonexistence — noun The state of not existing. The nonexistence of Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy came as something of a shock …   Wiktionary

  • nonexistence — noun Date: 1646 absence of existence ; the negation of being • nonexistent adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonexistence — nonexistent, adj. /non ig zis teuhns/, n. 1. absence of existence. 2. a thing that has no existence. [1640 50; NON + EXISTENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonexistence — nÉ‘nɪg zɪstÉ™ns / nÉ’n n. state of not existing; absence …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • nonexistence — non•ex•ist•ence [[t]ˌnɒn ɪgˈzɪs təns[/t]] n. 1) absence of existence 2) something that has no existence • Etymology: 1640–50 non ex•ist′ent, adj …   From formal English to slang

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