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Definition of "inessential" [in•es•sen•tial]

  • Not essential; unessential. (adjective)
  • Without essence. (adjective)
  • Something that is not essential. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inessential" in a sentence
  • "Only the art of tragedy - which, unlike Iyrics, that "art of solitude," refines our ability to discriminate between that which is essential and that which is inessential from a societal viewpoint - only the art of tragedy teaches us to see victories in defeats and defeats in victories."
  • "But these last few months of eliminating the inessential has been a wonderful exercise for me and my honey."
  • "In politics, people would rather lose than compromise their supposedly "inessential" weirdness."