inessential


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in·es·sen·tial

 (ĭn′ĭ-sĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Not essential; unessential.
2. Without essence.
n.
Something that is not essential.

in′es·sen′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.

inessential

(ˌɪnɪˈsɛnʃəl)
adj
not necessary
n
anything that is not essential
ˌinesˌsentiˈality n

in•es•sen•tial

(ˌɪn ɪˈsɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. not essential; not necessary; nonessential.
2. without essence; insubstantial.
n.
3. something that is not essential.
[1670–80]
in`es•sen`ti•al′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inessential - anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their inessentials"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
adjunct - something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
essential, necessary, requisite, necessity, requirement - anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
Adj.1.inessential - not basic or fundamentalinessential - not basic or fundamental    
dispensable - capable of being dispensed with or done without; "dispensable items of personal property"
expendable - suitable to be expended
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"
extrinsic - not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid"
unnecessary, unneeded - not necessary
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
2.inessential - not absolutely necessary
unnecessary, unneeded - not necessary

inessential

adjective
1. unnecessary, redundant, superfluous, spare, surplus, optional, needless, extraneous, extrinsic, uncalled-for, dispensable We judged footnotes inessential to the text.
noun
1. luxury, extra, extravagance, trimming, accessory, makeweight, superfluity He could strip away inessentials to reach the core of a problem. Cut down your spending on inessentials.

inessential

adjective
Translations
غَيْر جَوْهَري، غَيْر ضَروري
zbytečnostzbytečný
unødvendigunødvendigheduvæsentliguvæsentlighed
felesleges
ónauîsynlegur
neesminis
greznumpriekšmetsmazsvarīgsnebūtisksnenozīmīga detaļa
gereksizlüzumsuz

inessential

[ˈɪnɪˈsenʃəl]
A. ADJno esencial
B. Ncosa f no esencial

inessential

[ˌɪnɪˈsɛnʃəl] adjsuperflu(e)

inessential

nUnwesentliche(s) nt no pl, → Nebensächlichkeit f

inessential

[ˌɪnɪˈsɛnʃl] adjsuperfluo/a

inessential

(inəˈsenʃəl) noun, adjective
(something) which is not essential. We have no money for inessentials; inessential luxuries.
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