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4 definitions found
 for nonessential
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nonessential \Non`es*sen"tial\, a.
     Not essential.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nonessential \Non`es*sen"tial\, n.
     A thing not essential.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nonessential
      adj 1: not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the
             integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA [syn:
             incidental, nonessential]
      n 1: anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their
           inessentials" [syn: inessential, nonessential] [ant:
           essential, necessary, necessity, requirement,
           requisite]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  99 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonessential":
     accessory, accident, accidental, addendum, addition, additional,
     adjunct, adrift, adscititious, adventitious, aleatory, appendage,
     appurtenance, appurtenant, ascititious, auxiliary, back-burner,
     beside the mark, beside the point, beside the question, casual,
     circumstantial, collateral, conditional, contingency, contingent,
     de trop, dinky, dispensable, excess, expendable, expletive, extra,
     extraneous, extrinsic, fortuitous, gratuitous, happenstance,
     immaterial, impertinent, in excess, inadmissible, inapplicable,
     inapposite, inappreciable, inappropriate, incidental, inconsequent,
     inconsequential, inconsiderable, inessential, inferior,
     insignificant, irrelative, irrelevant, little, mere chance, minor,
     minute, needless, negligible, nihil ad rem, not at issue,
     not vital, not-self, occasional, off the subject, other,
     out-of-the-way, parenthetical, petit, pleonastic, prolix,
     provisional, redundant, secondary, small, spare, subsidiary,
     superadded, superaddition, supererogatory, superfluous,
     supervenient, supplement, supplemental, supplementary, tautologic,
     tautologous, technical, to spare, uncalled-for, unessential,
     unimpressive, unnecessary, unneeded, unnoteworthy, unrequired,
     verbose
  
  

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