from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not essential; unessential.
- adj. Without essence.
- n. Something that is not essential.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. not essential
- adj. lacking essence or being
- n. Something that is not essential
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no essence or being.
- adj. Not essential; not required to achieve a given purpose; unessential; unnecessary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not essential; unessential.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not absolutely necessary
- n. anything that is not essential
- adj. not basic or fundamental
Only the art of tragedy - which, unlike Iyrics, that "art of solitude," refines our ability to discriminate between that which is essential and that which is inessential from a societal viewpoint - only the art of tragedy teaches us to see victories in defeats and defeats in victories.
But these last few months of eliminating the inessential has been a wonderful exercise for me and my honey.
In politics, people would rather lose than compromise their supposedly "inessential" weirdness.
The benefits of her failure was to strip away the "inessential" and free her to create.
If you truly believe that the director is "inessential" then you must believe Uwe Boll should be hired to replace every director in the entertainment industry.
Former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius delivers a debut of pleasing if inessential neo soul.
The great Jewish thinker Maimonides distinguished between a contingent, inessential existence and a necessary existence.
Combine it with the fact that there are dozens of lower-tier DC characters who deserve a showcase far more than we need yet another Justice League story, and this looks completely inessential.
They are slogans--and the purpose of a slogan most often to hype inessential over-priced products.
I turn on the TV ... and I hear J.K. Rowling say, ´Failure meant the stripping away of the inessential.