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What is the opposite of quintessential?

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Opposite of of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses)
Adjective
Opposite of fundamental, inherent or central in nature
“Hickey theorized that humans have an underlying primary nature, as well as an opposing secondary nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of not reprehensible, blameless, without blame
Adjective
Opposite of the most significant or important
“Your choice of seasoning is inconsequential to the length of time required to cook the meat.”
Adjective
Opposite of having from birth (or as if from birth) a certain quality or character
Adjective
Opposite of capable of being imitated or copied
Adjective
Opposite of being the best or most extreme example of its kind
“They would often accuse me of being closed-minded, which was about the worst insult anyone could have thrown at me.”
Adjective
Opposite of being an essential part of a whole
Adjective
Opposite of famously and distinctively representative of its type
Adjective
Opposite of being the only one of its kind, typically unique or special in some respect
“The artist used several generic techniques to create a highly typical painting.”
Adjective
Opposite of being the most suitable
“The novel is designed for adolescent children but is unsuitable for kids in the younger age bracket.”
Adjective
Opposite of displaying outstanding skill, knowledge, or experience in a given field
Adjective
Opposite of being the most representative model of
“While it bears no resemblance to the actual Big Ben clock tower by stealing the famous landmark's name, this clock effectively conveys what it's all about.”
Adjective
Opposite of the best of its kind or class
Adjective
Opposite of suitable in the most precise manner
“Restrictions on trade provide, at best, a suboptimal approach to wildlife conservation.”
Adjective
Opposite of the ideal representative of something
“She remained single as she was worried about finding a man antithetic to everything she was looking for.”
Noun
Opposite of the essential part of something
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