[non-pur-suh n] /nɒnˈpɜr sən/
someone whose existence or presence is not recognized.
someone whose existence is denied or ignored by a government, political party, or the like, often as a punishment for disloyalty or dissent and sometimes resulting in the loss of personal liberty; unperson.
A former political leader whom a government wants the people to ignore, because the former leader’s views or actions are considered unacceptable by the current government. This unusual practice is most commonly used in totalitarian states (see totalitarianism), where past leaders often disappear from the official histories of one regime and reappear in the histories of another. The creation of nonpersons was particularly striking in the former Soviet Union, where leaders such as Trotsky and Khrushchev became nonpersons even while they were alive. (See rehabilitation.)
[per-kuhs-iv] /pərˈkʌs ɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characterized by . /pəˈkʌsɪv/ adjective 1. of, caused by, or relating to percussion adj. 1735, from Latin percuss-, past participle stem of percutere (see percussion) + -ive.
[noo-tri-tiv, nyoo-] /ˈnu trɪ tɪv, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. serving to nourish; providing nutriment; nutritious. 2. of, relating to, or concerned with : foods with high nutritive value. noun 3. an item of nourishing food: a breakfast of cereals, fruits, and other nutritives. /ˈnjuːtrɪtɪv/ adjective 1. providing nourishment 2. of, concerning, or promoting nutrition noun 3. […]
[non-per-fawr-mer] /ˌnɒn pərˈfɔr mər/ noun 1. a person or thing that is not performing well or properly. 2. a person who does not perform, especially on stage or before a camera, as a crew member of a stage production.
[non-per-fawr-ming] /ˌnɒn pərˈfɔr mɪŋ/ adjective 1. not performing well or properly. 2. Banking. noting or pertaining to a debt on which interest payments have been missed or slow, or for which the interest rate has been voluntarily lowered: the rise in nonperforming loans.