inessential

[ in-i-sen-shuh l ]
/ ˌɪn ɪˈsɛn ʃəl /

adjective

not essential; not necessary; nonessential.
without essence; insubstantial.

noun

that which is not essential.

Nearby words

  1. inertial system,
  2. inertial upper stage,
  3. inertness,
  4. inescapable,
  5. inescutcheon,
  6. inessive,
  7. inestimable,
  8. inevitability,
  9. inevitable,
  10. inevitably

Origin of inessential

First recorded in 1670–80; in-3 + essential

Related formsin·es·sen·ti·al·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inessential

inessential

/ (ˌɪnɪˈsɛnʃəl) /

adjective

not necessary

noun

anything that is not essential
Derived Formsinessentiality, noun

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