|1.||Having no essence or being.|
|2.||Not essential; not required to achieve a given purpose; unessential; unnecessary.|
|Noun||1.||inessential - anything that is not essential; "they discarded all their inessentials"|
essential, necessary, requisite, necessity, requirement - anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
|Adj.||1.||inessential - not basic or fundamental|
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
|2.||inessential - not absolutely necessary|