avoidance (part of speech: noun)
- Kate, listening acutely, detected a rather odd expression about the last words, and wondered suddenly whether Jacqueline's nonappearance might not have been something of a relief to Mr. Channing. - "Kildares of Storm", Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
- Vaguely hoping that he would sanction my nonappearance at the finals, I related my embarrassing unpreparedness. - "Autobiography of a YOGI", Paramhansa Yogananda.
- The only factor that could possibly have astonished him, just now, would have been the nonappearance of that slight, luminous cloudlet at the precise spot and moment designated. - "The Flying Legion", George Allan England.