It's called "no-show" if a guest doesn't appear. Is it right to call the opposite "show"?

  • 1
    Wouldn't it be "Showed Up"?
    – Raestloz
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 7:29
  • I'd say: turn up. The guest turned up at the meeting/party/event
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 8:31
  • Maybe we can borrow arrivé?
    – bib
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 12:26

3 Answers 3


"No-show" is a person who said they would be there, but never arrived.

The opposite of a no-show is someone who said they would NOT be there but who showed up anyway.


attending,existing & present are the opposite words used related to guests.

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    +1 for present. But no-show can be a noun...
    – Drew
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 17:30

In the context of an attendance list, show/no-show would be readable and has good parallelism

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