not essential; not necessary; nonessential.
without essence; insubstantial.
that which is not essential.
- in·es·sen·ti·al·i·ty, noun
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How to use inessential in a sentence
Critics claimed pharmaceutical companies engaged in manipulative marketing, pushed “inessential” medications and charged astronomically high drug prices, especially in the global South.Activism is the key to getting vaccines to the world | Paul Adler | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Frailties like that seem inessential when it comes time to review a whole lifetime's contributions.
It is inessential here to recount the details of these movements.Four Years in Rebel Capitals | T. C. DeLeon
The critics of the preceding generations wasted their energies upon inessential details.The English Stage | Augustin Filon
To remove externals from us, to rid our minds of the illusive and the inessential, is simply to clear us for action.The Hive | Will Levington Comfort
We may ignore such inessential accretions, and confine ourselves to the beliefs which all mystics share.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays | Bertrand Russell
The secret of my strength is my ability to reject every element that is harmful or inessential to the completion of my self.The House of the Vampire | George Sylvester Viereck
British Dictionary definitions for inessential
anything that is not essential
- inessentiality, noun
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