Definition of irrelevant in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈreləvənt/


Not connected with or relevant to something.
Example sentences
  • Motive is important in detection and in arguing a case in court, but it is irrelevant to sentencing.
  • The fact that they were under a compliance audit at this time is largely irrelevant to the issue.
  • The Tories are totally irrelevant to this whole issue.
beside the point, immaterial, not pertinent, not germane, off the subject, unconnected, unrelated, peripheral, extraneous, inapposite, inapplicable;
unimportant, inconsequential, insignificant, trivial;
formal impertinent



Pronunciation: /ˌi(r)ˈreləv(ə)ntlē/
Example sentences
  • He repeats - completely irrelevantly - the silliest and most discredited canards.
  • That last line was added rather irrelevantly, but that is the Dean method.
  • He added irrelevantly that the event had long enjoyed bi-partisan political support.

Words that rhyme with irrelevant


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Syllabification: ir·rel·e·vant

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