Definition of nonessential adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nonessential

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌnɑnɪˈsɛnʃl//
 
[usually before noun]
 
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not completely necessary This is not as strong as inessential and is more common. Inessential can suggest disapproval. compare essential
nonessentialnoun[usually plural]
 
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I have no money for nonessentials.