inessential


in·es·sen·tial

adjective \ˌi-nə-ˈsen(t)-shəl\

: not needed : not essential

Full Definition of INESSENTIAL

1
:  having no essence
2
:  not essential :  unessential
inessential noun

Examples of INESSENTIAL

  1. <he writes very spare prose, with nary an inessential word to be found>

First Known Use of INESSENTIAL

1677

Rhymes with INESSENTIAL

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