unessential

adjective un·es·sen·tial \ ˌən-ə-ˈsen(t)-shəl \

Definition of unessential

1 : not essential : dispensable, unimportant
2 archaic : void of essence : insubstantial

Examples of unessential in a Sentence

  1. don't pack any unessential items until we're sure we have room for everything we'll actually need

First Known Use of unessential

circa 1656

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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