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Not necessary or important; dispensable.
One that is unnecessary.
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a less common word for inessential
something that is not essential
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un•es•sen•tial(ˌʌn əˈsɛn ʃəl)
1. not of prime importance.n.
2. a nonessential.
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|Adj.||1.||unessential - 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"
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"
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A. ADJ → no esencial
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