Definition of irrelevant in English:



  • Not connected with or relevant to something.

    ‘an irrelevant comment’
    ‘theory can sometimes be hastily dismissed as irrelevant to the classroom’
    • ‘The trend towards all-embracing competition policy made public ownership almost irrelevant for years despite questions of the public good.’
    • ‘But you have no right simply to dismiss it as irrelevant or beneath your dignity.’
    • ‘The remainder of the section is irrelevant for the purposes of the present appeal.’
    • ‘Whether these agendas are predetermined or the product of free will, it's largely irrelevant from our perspective.’
    • ‘At first glance, a swimming pool might seem completely irrelevant to managing a fast-growing company.’
    • ‘With the latter, the hero becomes almost irrelevant to the life of the ordinary person.’
    • ‘After the conquest, the Wall became largely irrelevant to these victors, and drifted into eclipse.’
    • ‘But I do not say that the first question is an irrelevant consideration.’
    • ‘Nowadays critics are vapid, passionless creatures who seem increasingly irrelevant.’
    • ‘Motive is important in detection and in arguing a case in court, but it is irrelevant to sentencing.’
    • ‘Today's technology has made geography almost irrelevant.’
    • ‘To ask a further question without specific allegations in the pleadings renders this question irrelevant.’
    • ‘The Tories are totally irrelevant to this whole issue.’
    • ‘The fact that they were under a compliance audit at this time is largely irrelevant to the issue.’
    • ‘Her personal feelings about the doctors should be completely irrelevant to her decision.’
    • ‘Because the main point about Howard's rhetoric was that it has become totally irrelevant.’
    • ‘For some the desire was to render law irrelevant and redundant through technological innovation.’
    • ‘Actually, movie reviews seem almost entirely irrelevant these days.’
    • ‘If so, should current findings be deemed irrelevant for purposes of policy and law?’
    • ‘Sorry, that was a cheap shot and entirely irrelevant to the question.’
    beside the point, not to the point, immaterial, not pertinent, not germane, off the subject, neither here nor there, unconnected, unrelated, peripheral, tangential, extraneous, inapposite, inapt, inapplicable
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