[non-i-vent] /ˌnɒn ɪˈvɛnt/
an or situation that is anticipated but does not occur or occurs with much less than the expected impact, especially one that has been widely publicized; anticlimax.
an occurrence of only superficial interest or content; a dull or insignificant occasion.
a disappointing or insignificant occurrence, esp one predicted to be important
“unimportant or disappointing event,” 1962, from non- + event.
- No never mind
Related Terms make no never mind
- No news is good news
Not hearing about a situation suggests that nothing bad has happened. Having no information means that bad developments are unlikely, as in I haven’t heard from them in a month, but no news is good news. This proverbial phrase may have originated with King James I of England, who allegedly said “No news is better […]
[iks-cheyn-juh-buh l] /ɪksˈtʃeɪn dʒə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being .
[ik-sahy-tuh-buh l] /ɪkˈsaɪ tə bəl/ adjective 1. easily : Prima donnas had the reputation of being excitable and temperamental. 2. capable of being excited. /ɪkˈsaɪtəbəl/ adjective 1. easily excited; volatile 2. (esp of a nerve) ready to respond to a stimulus adj. c.1600, from Late Latin excitabilis “inciting, animating,” from excitare (see excite). Related: Excitability. […]