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synonyms for nonessential

  • unnecessary
  • deadwood
  • inessential
  • peripheral
  • petty
  • dispensable
  • excess baggage
  • excessive
  • expendable
  • extraneous
  • insignificant
  • superfluous
  • trivial
  • unimportant
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antonyms for nonessential

MOST RELEVANT
  • major
  • essential
  • important
  • necessary
  • needed
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How to use nonessential in a sentence

In December, his account was temporarily disabled for violating Nextdoor’s “ranting” and “profanities” rules after he emphatically told nonessential workers to “stay the hell home” and to strictly observe social distancing measures.
HOW THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BROKE NEXTDOORREBECCA HEILWEILFEBRUARY 9, 2021VOX
Administrators had to issue an immediate campus-wide suspension of nonessential activities.
THE HARD LESSONS OF MODELING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICJORDANA CEPELEWICZJANUARY 28, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
It banned nonessential international travel and imposed strict requirements that fresh arrivals into its borders produce negative test results that are less than 24 hours old.
DENMARK IS SEQUENCING ALL CORONAVIRUS SAMPLES AND HAS AN ALARMING VIEW OF THE U.K. VARIANTMICHAEL BIRNBAUM, MARTIN SELSOE SORENSENJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A spike in sales bodes well for retailers, especially “nonessential” ones like Macy’s and Nordstrom that are still trying to claw back the sales they lost while their doors were shuttered earlier this year.
AMERICANS ARE ON TRACK TO BUY MORE GIFT CARDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON THAN EVER BEFORERACHEL KINGDECEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
About 20% of the bankruptcy filings were by nonessential retailers, according to S&P—far more than any other category.
14 OF THE BIGGEST BANKRUPTCIES OF 2020—AND WHO MIGHT BE NEXT IN 2021PHIL WAHBADECEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
They banned nonessential travel, resulting in hundreds of individuals being stopped by law enforcement and ticketed.
RESTRICTIONS ON THE SOUTH TEXAS BORDER WERE MEANT TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM COVID-19. THEN THE HANDCUFFS CAME OUT.BY VIANNA DAVILA AND REN LARSONDECEMBER 19, 2020PROPUBLICA
For some law enforcement agencies, forfeiture funds have accounted for as much as 20% of their budgets, and are sometimes used for seemingly nonessential purchases.
POLICE SAY SEIZING PROPERTY WITHOUT TRIAL HELPS KEEP CRIME DOWN. A NEW STUDY SHOWS THEY’RE WRONG.IAN MACDOUGALL FOR PROPUBLICADECEMBER 14, 2020PROPUBLICA
Most residents of California are under stay-at-home orders, with nonessential travel and hotel stays restricted, and closures affecting indoor dining, bars, nail salons, zoos and wineries.
JOBLESS CLAIMS SPIKED IN THE U.S. LAST WEEK, WITH 853,000 PEOPLE SEEKING NEW BENEFITSELI ROSENBERGDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
You could go skiing but you weren’t supposed to travel for nonessential needs, like to go skiing.
WHY THE STATE CLOSED OUTDOOR DININGSCOTT LEWISDECEMBER 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Others were hurt in the short term by the postponement of nonessential procedures but still have strong long-term potential, especially in a world where consumers may be more health conscious.
FINDING ADVANTAGE IN ADVERSITY: HOW THE FUTURE 50 POSITIONED THEMSELVES FOR GROWTH, EVEN IN 2020LBELANGER225DECEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO NONESSENTIAL

  • accidental
  • casual
  • extrinsic
  • foreign
  • fortuitous
  • nonessential
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