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unessential

[uhn-uh-sen-shuh l] /ˌʌn əˈsɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
not of prime importance; not indispensable.
noun
2.
an unessential thing; nonessential.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; un-1 + essential
Related forms
unessentially, adverb
Synonyms
1. unnecessary, dispensable, unimportant.
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  • The discontinuation of unessential travel to locations with high illness transmission rates.
  • We don't want to bog people down with unessential information.
  • Be sure to distinguish between essential information and unessential, peripheral information.
  • unessential travel to areas with high transmission rates should be discontinued during a pandemic.
  • Items should be able to perform as necessary without unessential frills.
  • Interested but unessential personnel may present hazards, interfere, or in other ways affect the outcome of the demonstration.
  • Additions of new material and deletions of unessential items are made as periodically required.
British Dictionary definitions for unessential

unessential

/ˌʌnɪˈsɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
a less common word for inessential
noun
2.
something that is not essential
Derived Forms
unessentially, adverb
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