from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not necessary or important; dispensable.
- n. One that is unnecessary.
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- adj. Not essential
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not essential; not of prime importance; not indispensable; unimportant.
- adj. Void of essence, or real being.
- n. Something not constituting essence, or something which is not of absolute necessity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not essential; not constituting the essence or essential part; inessential; not of prime importance.
- Void of real being.
- n. Something not constituting essence, or not of absolute necessity: as, forms are among the unessentials of religion.
- n. Same as unessential note.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not basic or fundamental
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Geld und Credit, I, 218.) 691 While the words _pecunia_, _danaro_, _dinero_, and _argent_, are all derived from unessential qualities, the German word for money,
It remains for someone who is an artist, a psychologist, and an expert in human limitations to tell us how far the unessential is a necessary means to the essential -- to tell us whether it is easy or difficult or impossible for the artist to destroy every rung in the ladder by which he has climbed to the stars.
We can recall the unessential, and we forget the fundamental.
Report Abuse FEDS tell all "unessential" government workers to leave Egypt.
If they're "unessential" what the he11 are they doing there in the first place.
Start cutting all other "unessential" government programs now, not waiting for next year.
I know many of us are up to our eyeballs in NaNo right now where extra words are a bonus, not a hindrance, but come Dec. 1 when we have to edit that bad boy, Kim Blanks list of unessential words will be a godsend.
After doing this for so long, I instinctively know the best way to enter and exit a scene, set up a passage of dialogue with beats and tags, avoid cluttering up a passage with unessential words.
There was a new boiled-down toughness to his body, as if the unessential bits of him had been burned off in the struggle for his soul.
Rather than endlessly picking at the unessential details, we should focus on the main message and making that as high-impact as possible.