I want to write:

Please ignore the message stating—noun form of not received—of the mail.

What is a single word for the noun form of "not received"?

  • I believe she's looking for the antonym for reception – dockeryZ Jul 19 '15 at 3:57
  • Or rather, the noun form for unreceived – dockeryZ Jul 19 '15 at 3:58

"Non-delivery" means that the item wasn't delivered.

Nonreceipt means that it wasn't received, which seems to be what the question wants.

I was surprised to find the word unhyphenated, but here it is in Collins Dictionary:

nonreceipt (ˌnɒnrɪˈsiːt) Definitions noun formal) failure to receive something ⇒ "This can prove quite helpful in settling disputes with firms that claim nonreceipt of payment."

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