Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


In the sphere of the non-essential there is no law,—there you are free.

But was this frankness merely because she was dealing with what was non-essential to her?

The visibility or the invisibility of the glory of God does not render it non-essential to him.

There was other happiness in the world besides the non-essential one of love.

He accordingly pronounced it to be non-essential to the validity of warrants.

We ignore this difference, psychologically, as a non-essential, mechanical one.

So there was no elimination of the non-essential he could make there.

Whatever is non-essential must be abandoned, no matter how attractive it may be.

A vain sophistry insinuates that it is a subject of minor importance—a non-essential.

He invents or does without, in all non-essential matters, in regular Spartan style.