What is the opposite of vital?

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Adjective
Opposite of essential or highly important
“It was the type of luxury but inessential furnishing that proliferated in type and quantity in sixteenth-century Venice.”
Adjective
Opposite of energetic or lively
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“There were no excuses from the Harrison camp but the Scottish fighter looked untypically listless for much of the fight.”
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Opposite of indispensable to the continuance of life
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“For the fact that a brainless trout can perform the same actions as a whole fish does not prove that the trout's brain is an unnecessary organ.”
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Opposite of serving to refresh or reinvigorate the body or mind
“This debilitating disorder manifests itself in other symptoms, such as cataplexy.”
Adjective
Opposite of containing life
“Mystery surrounds the presence of all these dead fish in the river.”
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(rare) Opposite of causing, or resulting in, death
Nonfatal bites from venomous snakes may result in the need for amputation of a limb or part thereof.”
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Opposite of giving strength, energy and vitality
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Opposite of enterprising and progressive, showing leadership in one's domain
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(of a quality or condition) Opposite of significant in degree of importance or urgency
“To say that entertainment is of lesser importance as an art form fails to give credence to its subversive and humbling characteristics.”
Adjective
Opposite of serious or significant in nature
Adjective
Opposite of of a serious or important nature or consequence
“Listening to his intonation as he discusses his films, it's hard to tell if he's being facetious or if he's dead serious about what he's saying.”
Adjective
(of a question or subject) Opposite of being of current or continuing interest and importance
“Free education was once a dead issue that must be raised again as it is pertinent to our children's futures.”
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Opposite of highly relevant to the matter at hand
“Her personal feelings about doctors should be completely irrelevant to her decision.”
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