Definition of Nonbeing

1. Noun. The state of not being.

Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Nonentity, Nonexistence
Antonyms: Being



Definition of Nonbeing

1. Noun. nonexistence ¹

2. Noun. That which is not a being; a potential entity that does not exist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonbeing

1. lack of being [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonbeing

nonbasic
nonbasilectal
nonbasketball
nonbattered
nonbattery
nonbattle
nonbauxite
nonbeach
nonbearing
nonbeautiful
nonbeauty
nonbedside
nonbeer
nonbehavioral
nonbehavioural
nonbeing (current term)
nonbeings
nonbelief
nonbeliefs
nonbeliever
nonbelievers
nonbelieving
nonbellicose
nonbelligerency
nonbelligerent
nonbelligerents
nonbeneficial
nonbeneficially
nonbeneficiaries
nonbeneficiary

Literary usage of Nonbeing

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1. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Himalayan Academy, Master Subramuniya (2003)
"Therefore, that which knows both [Being and nonbeing] is the soul, which is neither Being nor nonbeing ..."

2. Transcendence of the Western Mind by Samuel Avery (2003)
"Things the self decides not to do become nonbeing, and it is nonbeing that creates ... Being in space creates nonbeing in most of space and most of time. ..."

3. What Is Hinduism?: Modern Adventures Into a Profound Global Faith by Editors of Hinduism Today, Hinduism Today Magazine Editors (2007)
"The Seers, searching in their hearts with wisdom, discovered the connection of Being in nonbeing. A crosswise line cut Being from nonbeing. ..."

4. The Field of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Study of Philosophy by Joseph Alexander Leighton (1919)
"In any and every such transition, if the earlier stage is taken as being, in relation to that the later stage is nonbeing, and, if the later stage is taken ..."

5. Hegel and Hegelianism by Robert Mackintosh (1903)
"Science knows of no absolute beginning—of no transi- / tion from nonbeing to Being. Absolute Becoming is as purely an abstraction as absolute Being or ..."

6. Eucharistic Presence and Conversion in Late Thirteenth-Century Franciscan by David Burr (1984)
"... two changes—one from the being of bread to its nonbeing, the other from the nonbeing of the bread to Christ's being—"then it would be harder to respond. ..."

7. Righthandedness and Lefthandedness by George Milbry Gould (1908)
"Being and nonbeing are indeed one, but what kind of a "one," and how useless is such "being," and such "nonbeing"? One swallow may make a summer if a good ..."

8. The Evolution of Love by Emory Miller (1907)
"nonbeing, or nonexistence, is nothing, contains no possibilities, is worthless. It cannot be thought good in any but a negative sense; in which it may be ..."

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