unessential


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un·es·sen·tial

 (ŭn′ĭ-sĕn′shəl)
adj.
Not necessary or important; dispensable.
n.
One that is unnecessary.

unessential

(ˌʌnɪˈsɛnʃəl)
adj
a less common word for inessential
n
something that is not essential
ˌunesˈsentially adv

un•es•sen•tial

(ˌʌn əˈsɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. not of prime importance.
n.
2. a nonessential.
[1650–60]
un`es•sen′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unessential - not basic or fundamentalunessential - 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"

unessential

adjective
Translations

unessential

[ˈʌnɪˈsenʃəl]
A. ADJno esencial
B. NPL the unessentialslas cosas or los aspectos no esenciales
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