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nonessential

adjective

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not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end
  • money's tight, so we'll have to skip nonessential purchases

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nonessential

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of nonessential (Entry 2 of 2)

as in extravagance

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The first known use of nonessential was in 1751

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“Nonessential.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nonessential. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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