irrelevance

[ ih-rel-uh-vuh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF irrelevance
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IRRELEVANCE

Then he added, with some irrelevance, "That's why he wears a wig."

The irrelevance of opponents was illustrated by Senators Morse and Pierce.

This is not irrelevance; its object is to show that fat is not always an advantage.

The irrelevance of this bit of gossip did not make it any the less interesting to us.

This seemed to strike him as conclusive proof of her irrelevance.

The evil of theoretical extremes is not so much their falsehood as their irrelevance.

Out of his irrelevance, I gathered the trend of his thought.

No irrelevance, no empty ballooning, is allowed in that Concord school.

And in her remoteness and irrelevance she remained inscrutable.

I started at the irrelevance of this remark, and said, "Who?"

WORD ORIGIN

1735, from irrelevant + -ance. Earlier in the same sense was irrelevancy (1590s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IRRELEVANCE

negligibility

nounpettiness
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