Antonyms for

Antonyms of noun essential

1 sense of essential

Sense 1:
necessity, essential, requirement, requisite, necessary
Antonym of inessential (Sense 1)
=>inessential, nonessential

Antonyms of adj essential

4 of 5 senses of essential

Sense 1:
essential, indispensable

INDIRECT (VIA necessary) -> unnecessary, unneeded

Sense 2:
essential (vs. inessential)

inessential (vs. essential), unessential
accessorialadscititiousincidental, nonessential
Sense 3:
all-important(prenominal), all important(predicate), crucial, essential, of the essence(predicate)

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant

Sense 5:
substantive (vs. adjective), essential © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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