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English adjective: inessential

1. inessential not basic or fundamental


Similaraccessorial, adscititious, incidental, nonessential

See alsodispensable, expendable, extrinsic, secondary, unimportant, unnecessary, unneeded

Attributeessentiality, essentialness


2. inessential not absolutely necessary

Similarunnecessary, unneeded


English noun: inessential

1. inessential (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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