a prefix meaning “not,” freely used as an English formative, usually with a simple negative force as implying mere negation or absence of something (rather than the opposite or reverse of it, as often expressed by 1. ): nonadherence; noninterference; nonpayment; nonprofessional .
[nah-too-rah nohn fah-kit sahl-too m; English nuh-too r-uh non fey-sit sal-tuh m, -tyoo r-] /nɑˈtu rɑ noʊn ˈfɑ kɪt ˈsɑl tʊm; English nəˈtʊər ə nɒn ˈfeɪ sɪt ˈsæl təm, -ˈtyʊər-/
nature makes no leap.
[nohn kohm-pohs men-tis; English non kom-puh s men-tis] /ˈnoʊn ˈkoʊm poʊs ˈmɛn tɪs; English ˈnɒn ˈkɒm pəs ˈmɛn tɪs/
not of sound mind; mentally incapable of managing one’s affairs.
[nohn ohb-stahn-te; English non ob-stan-tee] /noʊn oʊbˈstɑn tɛ; English nɒn ɒbˈstæn ti/
[nohn plah-ket; English non pley-sit] /noʊn ˈplɑ kɛt; English nɒn ˈpleɪ sɪt/
it is not pleasing.
[nohn poh-soo-moo s; English non pos-uh-muh s] /noʊn ˈpoʊ sʊˌmʊs; English nɒn ˈpɒs ə məs/
[per-soh-nah nohn grah-tah; English per-soh-nuh non grah-tuh, grey-, grat-uh] /pɛrˈsoʊ nɑ noʊn ˈgrɑ tɑ; English pərˈsoʊ nə nɒn ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgræt ə/
noun, plural personae non gratae
[per-soh-nahy nohn grah-tahy; English per-soh-nee non grah-tee, grey-, grat-ee] /pɛrˈsoʊ naɪ noʊn ˈgrɑ taɪ; English pərˈsoʊ ni nɒn ˈgrɑ ti, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgræt i/ (Show IPA). Latin.
a person who is not welcome: He has become persona non grata
in our club since his angry outburst.
a diplomatic representative unacceptable to an accrediting government.
[kou-sah si-ne kwah nohn; English kaw-zuh sahy-nee kwey non, kaw-zuh sin-ey kwah nohn] /ˈkaʊ sɑ ˈsɪ nɛ kwɑ ˈnoʊn; English ˈkɔ zə ˈsaɪ ni kweɪ ˈnɒn, ˈkɔ zə ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn/
an indispensable condition; requisite.
[de goo s-ti-boo s nohn est dis-poo-tahn-doo m; English dee guhs-tuh-buh s non est dis-pyoo-tan-duh m] /dɛ ˈgʊs tɪˌbʊs noʊn ɛst ˌdɪs pʊˈtɑn dʊm; English di ˈgʌs tə bəs nɒn ɛst ˌdɪs pyʊˈtæn dəm/
there is no disputing about tastes.
indicating negation: nonexistent
indicating refusal or failure: noncooperation
indicating exclusion from a specified class of persons or things: nonfiction
indicating lack or absence, esp of a quality associated with what is specified: nonobjective, nonevent
/ˈnɒn ˈkɒmpəs ˈmɛntɪs/
mentally incapable of managing one’s own affairs; of unsound mind
/pɜːˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə/
noun (pl) personae non gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː nɒn ˈɡrɑːtiː)
an unacceptable or unwelcome person
a diplomatic or consular officer who is not acceptable to the government or sovereign to whom he or she is accredited
prefix meaning “not, lack of,” or “sham,” 14c., from Anglo-French noun-, from Old French non-, from Latin non “not, by no means, not at all, not a,” from Old Latin noenum “not one” (*ne oinom, from PIE *ne “not” + *oi-no-; see one). In some cases perhaps from Middle English non “not” (adj.), from Old English nan (see not).
Latin, literally “not master of one’s mind.”
non compos mentis non com·pos men·tis (nŏn kŏm’pəs měn’tĭs)
Not of sound mind and hence not legally responsible; mentally incompetent.
De gustibus non est disputandum [(day goos-ti-boos nohn est dis-poo-tahn-dem)]
Latin for “There’s no disputing about taste.” Another version of this saying is “There’s no accounting for taste.”
non compos mentis [(non kom-puhs men-tis)]
A phrase used to describe someone who is out of his or her mind and therefore not legally responsible for his or her actions: “It was determined by the court that the killer was non compos mentis.” From Latin, meaning “not having control of the mind.”
persona non grata [(puhr-soh-nuh non grah-tuh, grat-tuh)]
A person who is no longer favored or welcome: “After my angry words with the manager, I am persona non grata at the video store.” From Latin, meaning “an unacceptable person.”
nonsmoking (area of restaurant)
[noiz] /nɔɪz/ noun 1. sound, especially of a loud, harsh, or confused kind: deafening noises. 2. a sound of any kind: to hear a noise at the door. 3. loud shouting, outcry, or clamor. 4. a nonharmonious or discordant group of sounds. 5. an electric disturbance in a communications system that interferes with or prevents […]
[noi-zee] /ˈnɔɪ zi/ adjective, noisier, noisiest. 1. making much : noisy children. 2. abounding in or full of : a noisy assembly hall. 3. characterized by much : a noisy celebration; a noisy protest. /ˈnɔɪzɪ/ adjective noisier, noisiest 1. making a loud or constant noise 2. full of or characterized by noise adj. 1690s, “making […]
1. a combining form meaning “nine, ninth,” used in the formation of compound words: nonagon. combining form 1. nine: nonagon before vowels non-, word-forming element from comb. form of Latin nonus “ninth” (see nones).
[uh-bahy-ding] /əˈbaɪ dɪŋ/ adjective 1. continuing without change; enduring; steadfast: an abiding faith. /əˈbaɪdɪŋ/ adjective 1. permanent; enduring: an abiding belief adj. late 14c., “enduring,” present participle adjective from abide (v.).