unessential


unessential
I adjective adventicius, dispensable, extraneous, extrinsic, immaterial, inapposite, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, irrelevant, meaningless, minor, needless, negligible, nonessential, of no account, of no consequence, secondary, superfluous, trifling, trivial, uncalled-for, unimportant, unnecessary, unneeded associated concepts: minimis II index collateral (immaterial), expendable, extraneous, extrinsic, gratuitous (unwarranted), immaterial, inapposite, inconsequential, inconsiderable, irrelevant, minor, needless, negligible, nonessential, null (insignificant), petty, remote (small), secondary, slight, superfluous, supplementary, unnecessary

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  • unessential — [un΄ə sen′shəl] adj. not essential; that can be dispensed with n. an unessential thing …   English World dictionary

  • Unessential — Un es*sen tial, n. Something not constituting essence, or something which is not of absolute necessity; as, forms are among the unessentials of religion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unessential — Un es*sen tial, a. 1. Not essential; not of prime importance; not indispensable; unimportant. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Void of essence, or real being. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unessential — [adj] unnecessary avoidable, beside the point*, dispensable, expendable, futile, inessential, irrelevant, needless, nonessential, optional, uncalled for, unimportant, unneeded, unrequired, useless, worthless; concept 546 …   New thesaurus

  • unessential — adj. unessential to * * * [ˌʌnɪ senʃ(ə)l] unessential to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unessential — unessentially, adv. /un euh sen sheuhl/, adj. 1. not of prime importance; not indispensable. n. 2. an unessential thing; nonessential. [1650 60; UN 1 + ESSENTIAL] Syn. 1. unnecessary, dispensable, unimportant. * * * …   Universalium

  • unessential — adj. & n. adj. 1 not essential (cf. INESSENTIAL). 2 not of the first importance. n. an unessential part or thing …   Useful english dictionary

  • unessential — adjective Date: circa 1656 1. not essential ; dispensable, unimportant 2. archaic void of essence ; insubstantial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unessential — adjective Not essential Syn: inessential Ant: essential …   Wiktionary

  • unessential — Synonyms and related words: accessory, accident, accidental, addendum, addition, additional, adjunct, adrift, adscititious, adventitious, aleatory, appendage, appurtenance, appurtenant, ascititious, auxiliary, back burner, beside the mark, beside …   Moby Thesaurus


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