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Unimportant person or people - thesaurus

Synonyms

nonentity

noun

someone who is not important or interesting at all

lightweight

noun

someone who is not important or who does not have much influence

mediocrity

noun

someone who is not considered clever or important

has-been

noun

an insulting word for someone who was important or famous in the past but is not now

small fry

noun

informal people or things that are not important

minion

noun

an unimportant person who has to do what a more powerful person tells them to do

lackey

noun

someone who is too willing to do whatever they are told to do, especially when the person, organization etc being obeyed is much more important or powerful

minnow

noun

informal an unimportant person or organization

straw man

noun

someone or something that is criticized or attacked but is not really important, powerful, or bad

dead wood

noun

people or things that are no longer considered useful or necessary by an organization

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a voice in the wilderness

someone whose suggestions are ignored

cipher

noun

someone who has no power, or who is not important

cog

noun

someone considered as a minor part of a large organization

cypher

another spelling of cipher

dregs

noun

informal the least important or least valuable part of something, especially of a group of people

nobody

noun

a person who is not at all important

non-person

noun

someone who is not important

odds and sods

noun

Britishinformal various people or things that are not important or valuable

pawn

noun

a person who is being used by someone who is more powerful to help them achieve an aim

poor relation

a person, organization, or country that is considered to be less successful or important than another

small beer

noun

informal someone or something that is not important or is not worth thinking about

small change

noun

someone or something that is not very important

small potatoes

noun

mainly Americaninformal small beer

spare part

noun

informal someone who is not needed or useful

tin god

noun

someone or something that is wrongly considered to be important or good

whippersnapper

noun

informal old-fashioned a young person who talks and behaves as though they are important when they are not

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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