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Is there one sole word for a person who has no influence in the world outside or make any valuable or notable contributions?

Example: "Most people are not addicted to their smartphones, they simply don't want to feel lonely or [being in that described state or being that kind of person]"

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    feel lonely or unimportant.
    – Qian Chen
    Apr 13, 2018 at 8:51
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    "Like a Mr. Nobody" maybe? Btw, you mean "Most people are addicted to their smartphones, ..."
    – Kris
    Apr 13, 2018 at 9:43
  • Irrelevant, a nobody, just anybody, unremarkable, forgettable, disposable, schmoe? Apr 13, 2018 at 9:47
  • “invisible” can be used figuratively to refer to somebody (or something) that is not perceived / recognized. Apr 14, 2018 at 2:23

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A person who has no influence in the world outside or make any valuable or notable contributions is

Insignificant.

in·sig·nif·i·cant
ˌinsiɡˈnifəkənt
adjective
too small or unimportant to be worth consideration.,
"the amount required was insignificant compared with military spending"
synonyms: unimportant, trivial, trifling, negligible, inconsequential, of no account, inconsiderable;
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(of a person) without power or influence. meaningless.
"insignificant yet enchanting phrases"

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effete TFD

Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted; ineffectual

... they simply don't want to feel lonely or being an effete person.

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