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Pronunciation:  `nâni'senshul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their inessentials"
  2. [adj]  not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA

NONESSENTIAL is a 12 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: incidental, inessential, inessential, unessential
 Antonyms: essential, necessary, necessity, requirement, requisite
 See Also: adjunct, entity, physical thing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Non`es*sen"tial\, a.
    Not essential.
  2. \Non`es*sen"tial\, n.
    A thing not essential.
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