- not essential; not necessary; nonessential.
- without essence; insubstantial.
- that which is not essential.
Origin of inessential
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Examples from the Web for inessential
It is inessential here to recount the details of these movements.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
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None are inessential, however slight; and none are independent, however forcible.The Crown of Wild Olive
It was not for Louie to spoil the sport by pointing out the inessential omission.The Story of Louie
You've been a good father in every inessential way, but no father at all in all that goes to make us men.The Sins of the Children
Of course the "subliminal" theory is an inessential hypothesis, and the question of pluralism or monism is equally inessential.The Letters of William James, Vol. II
- not necessary
- anything that is not essential
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