unessential

Definitions of unessential
  1. adjective
    not basic or fundamental
    synonyms: inessential
    accessorial
    nonessential but helpful
    adscititious
    supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing
    incidental, nonessential
    not of prime or central importance
    dispensable
    capable of being dispensed with or done without
    expendable
    suitable to be expended
    unimportant
    not important
    extrinsic
    not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
    unnecessary, unneeded
    not necessary
    secondary
    being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate
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    Antonyms:
    essential
    basic and fundamental
    crucial, important
    of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
    basal, primary
    of primary importance
    biogenic
    essential for maintaining the fundamental life processes
    constituent, constitutional, constitutive, organic
    constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
    must
    highly recommended
    no-frills
    characterized by the absence of inessential features
    staple
    necessary or important, especially regarding food or commodities
    substantial, substantive
    having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    virtual
    existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact
    life-sustaining, vital
    performing an essential function in the living body
    indispensable
    not to be dispensed with; essential
    unexpendable
    not suitable to be expended
    important, of import
    of great significance or value
    intrinsic, intrinsical
    belonging to a thing by its very nature
    necessary
    absolutely essential
    primary
    of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary
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