Definition of inessential in English:

inessential

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Pronunciation /ˌinəˈsen(t)SH(ə)l/ /ˌɪnəˈsɛn(t)ʃ(ə)l/

adjective

  • Not absolutely necessary.

    ‘inessential information’
    • ‘Each of these two Simple Minds records has its share of inessential material, but that is greatly outweighed by the good stuff.’
    • ‘The High Court, he said, was not an inessential appendage to the new constitutional structure.’
    • ‘The matchbox is an inessential prop because Spade uses a peculiar cigarette lighter to light his cigarettes.’
    • ‘The inessential stuff between scenes, the transitions and build-ups and detailed expository explanations, are mainly not there.’
    • ‘False positive results from vegetable peroxidases and red meats in the diet are less likely than with more sensitive tests, minimising the number of patients undergoing inessential colonoscopy.’
    • ‘When you have to do it in your head, you have to get really to the heart of the matter and try to eliminate the inessential details.’
    • ‘The album closes with ‘Hey Joe’ and six catchy but inessential bonus tracks.’
    • ‘In fact, all of the songs here are strong, with the sole exception being the inessential instrumental ‘I Need Something Stronger’.’
    • ‘With such a policy inessential trips will be discouraged, the most economically and socially valuable ones will become easier and less polluting, and the environment will be enhanced.’
    • ‘It is perhaps the fact that Laner is a jack of all trades and a master of none, that makes Slow Food, as a whole, an inessential release.’
    • ‘In the end, both of the bonus tracks come off as inessential add-ons included for marketing, rather than musical, reasons.’
    • ‘It was the type of luxury but inessential furnishing that proliferated in type and quantity in sixteenth-century Venice.’
    • ‘Call me Marxist if you must, but since when does blowing away money on overpriced, inessential and short-lived goods constitute a subversive act?’
    • ‘This is a good, if inessential recording; it has no currency regarding trends, other than featuring talents that have made a lot of necessary music in the last several years.’
    • ‘The Nudix hydrolases thus offer an ideal system with which to study the evolution of a largely inessential protein family and its contribution to the individual biology of an organism.’
    • ‘Are sneakers inessential - if so, does that mean it is okay for firms pursuing market share and surplus in sneakers to run sweat shops?’
    • ‘The Californian is a fine, if inessential sophomore effort from a skilled band that could be on the cusp of something great if only they'd let their guard down.’
    • ‘Like their persecuting predecessors, they mistakenly believed that consciences could be forced in ceremonial and other inessential matters.’
    • ‘Since the balance of power on the council changed in 2000, there has been a general consensus that York should try to reduce the number of inessential car journeys into the city centre.’
    • ‘This involves cunning compression strategies that throw out inessential data and crams the essentials onto tape using a head that rotates at 9000 rpm.’
    unnecessary, not necessary, not essential, non-essential, not needed, not required, unwanted, uncalled-for, needless, redundant, superfluous, excessive, excess, surplus, dispensable, expendable, optional, ornamental, cosmetic
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noun

usually inessentials
  • A thing that is not absolutely necessary.

    ‘few people had spare cash for inessentials’
    • ‘What is peculiar, but alas, all too typical of most, not all, of the people who comment here is their capacity to rabbit on about inessentials and ignore this basic problem.’
    • ‘Well in the more therapeutic mode - ‘why don't you have perspective of what's really important in your life, focus on what's important, don't focus on these inessentials or inconsequentials.’’
    • ‘We cannot allow a situation where property is taxed at exorbitant levels while the money is squandered on inessentials and perks for the powerful.’
    • ‘On these five instrumental pieces he's stripped away all of his music's inessentials, excising overwrought vocals or flashy solos to instead pare these blues-based excursions down to a streamlined, locomotive core.’
    • ‘The production of crockery, cutlery and toys was severely curtailed as inessentials.’

Pronunciation

inessential

/ˌinəˈsen(t)SH(ə)l/ /ˌɪnəˈsɛn(t)ʃ(ə)l/