unessential

[uhn-uh-sen-shuhl]

adjective

not of prime importance; not indispensable.

noun

an unessential thing; nonessential.

Nearby words

  1. unequivocal,
  2. unequivocally,
  3. unerring,
  4. unesco,
  5. unescorted,
  6. unestablished,
  7. unesthetic,
  8. unethical,
  9. uneven,
  10. uneven parallel bars

Origin of unessential

First recorded in 1650–60; un-1 + essential

Related formsun·es·sen·tial·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unessential

unessential

adjective

a less common word for inessential

noun

something that is not essential
Derived Formsunessentially, adverb

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