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English adjective: nonessential

1. nonessential not of prime or central importance

SamplesNonessential to the integral meanings of poetry.


Similarinessential, unessential


English noun: nonessential

1. nonessential (object) anything that is not essential

SamplesThey discarded all their inessentials.


Broader (hypernym)thing

Narrower (hyponym)adjunct

Antonymsessential, necessary, requisite, necessity, requirement

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