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adjective
Inessential  adj.  
1.
Having no essence or being. "The womb of inessential Naught."
2.
Not essential; not required to achieve a given purpose; unessential; unnecessary.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Inessential" Quotes from Famous Books



... a great many of the attributes of God, and their amounts and mutual relations, the world has been delivered over to disputes. All such may for our present purpose be considered as quite inessential. Not only such matters as his mode of revealing himself, the precise extent of his providence and power and their connection with our free-will, the proportion of his mercy to his justice, and the amount of his responsibility for evil; but also his metaphysical relation to the ...
— The Will to Believe - and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy • William James



Words linked to "Inessential" :   unneeded, secondary, adscititious, extrinsic, dispensable, unimportant, thing, accessorial, unnecessary, essentiality, inessentiality, incidental



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