Inessential and Necessitous


Inessential adjective - Not needed by the circumstances or to accomplish an end.

Necessitous is an antonym for inessential.


Necessitous adjective - Impossible to do without.
Usage example: all the dreaded, necessitous decisions that one must make when arranging the funeral of a loved one

Inessential is an antonym for necessitous.

Nearby Words: necessity, necessitated
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