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Definition of "unessential" []

  • Not necessary or important; dispensable. (adjective)
  • One that is unnecessary. (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 "unessential" in a sentence
  • "Geld und Credit, I, 218.) 691 While the words _pecunia_, _danaro_, _dinero_, and _argent_, are all derived from unessential qualities, the German word for money,"
  • "It remains for someone who is an artist, a psychologist, and an expert in human limitations to tell us how far the unessential is a necessary means to the essential -- to tell us whether it is easy or difficult or impossible for the artist to destroy every rung in the ladder by which he has climbed to the stars."
  • "We can recall the unessential, and we forget the fundamental."