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adjective as in not needed or important


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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.

From Vox

Administrators had to issue an immediate campus-wide suspension of nonessential activities.

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.

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.

From Fortune

About 20% of the bankruptcy filings were by nonessential retailers, according to S&P—far more than any other category.

From Fortune

Deemed nonessential, the civilian DCMA employees have been furloughed.

Apparently, 72 percent of intelligence agency civilian workers have been deemed nonessential temporarily let go.

She must decide which employees are “nonessential” and can therefore be furloughed.

All nonessential personnel were being evacuated late Tuesday from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

Men who arrive anywhere in any direction always have the habit of ignoring the nonessential more or less strongly developed.

And when he came the following day he apparently had once more restored her father to his proper place of a nonessential.

Error and nonessential dividing lines will disappear if neglected.

What is essential and what nonessential depends upon the particular end we have in view.

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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nonessential, such as: unnecessary, deadwood, inessential, peripheral, petty, and dispensable.

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