unessential

[ uhn-uh-sen-shuhl ]
/ ˌʌn əˈsɛn ʃəl /

adjective

not of prime importance; not indispensable.

noun

an unessential thing; nonessential.

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Origin of unessential

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

OTHER WORDS FROM unessential

un·es·sen·tial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unessential

unessential
/ (ˌʌnɪˈsɛnʃəl) /

adjective

a less common word for inessential

noun

something that is not essential

Derived forms of unessential

unessentially, adverb
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