Essential and Extrinsic


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Essential adjective – Being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing.
Usage example: an unquenchable belief in the essential goodness of most people

Extrinsic is an antonym for essential in basic topic.
Nearby Words: essence, essentially, essentiality
Antonyms for Essential


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Extrinsic adjective – Not being a vital part of or belonging to something.
Usage example: the fact that the ring belonged to your grandmother is extrinsic to its value to a jeweler

Essential is an antonym for extrinsic in foreign topic.
Nearby Word: extrinsical
Antonyms for Extrinsic
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Extrinsic or Essential. 2016. Accessed May 25, 2020.

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