Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary




Synonyms and Antonyms of unessential

  1. not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end <don't pack any unessential items until we're sure we have room for everything we'll actually need> Synonyms dispensable, gratuitous, inessential, needless, nonessential, uncalled-for, unnecessary, unwarrantedRelated Words discretionary, elective, optional; extra, extraneous, irrelative, irrelevant, redundant, superfluousNear Antonyms all-important, crucial, important, vital; imperative, pressing, urgentAntonyms essential, indispensable, necessary, needed, needful, required

Learn More about unessential

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unessential? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).