(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. nonentity, cipher, upstart, jackanapes, jerk (sl.), twirp (sl.). See unimportance. Ant., somebody.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [No one at all]
Syn. no one, not anybody, not a soul; see none 1 .
2. [A person of little importance]
Syn. upstart, cipher, nonentity, nullity, jackstraw, parvenu, whippersnapper, no Great shakes*, man of straw*, punk*, a nothing*, nix*, zero*, schlepp*, nebbish*; see also sycophant .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
nothing, zero, nonentity, flunky, lightweight, *small fry, *bush-leaguer, nebbish, *nobody to write home about, *bench-warmer, *second stringer, *just another brick in the wall.
ANT.: somebody, *big-wig, bigshot
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I pronoun No person: none, no one. See ABSENCE. II noun A totally insignificant person: cipher, nebbish, nonentity, nothing. Informal: pip-squeak, zero. Slang: shrimp, zilch. See IMPORTANT.

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