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NONESSENTIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nonessential mean? 

NONESSENTIAL (noun)
  The noun NONESSENTIAL has 1 sense:

1. anything that is not essential

  Familiarity information: NONESSENTIAL used as a noun is very rare.


NONESSENTIAL (adjective)
  The adjective NONESSENTIAL has 1 sense:

1. not of prime or central importance

  Familiarity information: NONESSENTIAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NONESSENTIAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Anything that is not essential

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

inessential; nonessential

Context example:

they discarded all their inessentials

Hypernyms ("nonessential" is a kind of...):

thing (a separate and self-contained entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nonessential"):

adjunct (something added to another thing but not an essential part of it)


NONESSENTIAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not of prime or central importance

Synonyms:

nonessential; incidental

Context example:

nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry

Similar:

inessential; unessential (not basic or fundamental)


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