Definition of irrelevant in US English:

irrelevant

adjective

  • Not connected with or relevant to something.

    • ‘Today's technology has made geography almost irrelevant.’
    • ‘The Tories are totally irrelevant to this whole issue.’
    • ‘Her personal feelings about the doctors should be completely irrelevant to her decision.’
    • ‘Whether these agendas are predetermined or the product of free will, it's largely irrelevant from our perspective.’
    • ‘But you have no right simply to dismiss it as irrelevant or beneath your dignity.’
    • ‘Actually, movie reviews seem almost entirely irrelevant these days.’
    • ‘Motive is important in detection and in arguing a case in court, but it is irrelevant to sentencing.’
    • ‘The trend towards all-embracing competition policy made public ownership almost irrelevant for years despite questions of the public good.’
    • ‘The remainder of the section is irrelevant for the purposes of the present appeal.’
    • ‘To ask a further question without specific allegations in the pleadings renders this question irrelevant.’
    • ‘But I do not say that the first question is an irrelevant consideration.’
    • ‘The fact that they were under a compliance audit at this time is largely irrelevant to the issue.’
    • ‘After the conquest, the Wall became largely irrelevant to these victors, and drifted into eclipse.’
    • ‘With the latter, the hero becomes almost irrelevant to the life of the ordinary person.’
    • ‘At first glance, a swimming pool might seem completely irrelevant to managing a fast-growing company.’
    • ‘Nowadays critics are vapid, passionless creatures who seem increasingly irrelevant.’
    • ‘Sorry, that was a cheap shot and entirely irrelevant to the question.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If so, should current findings be deemed irrelevant for purposes of policy and law?’
    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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Usage

See immaterial

Pronunciation

irrelevant

/əˈreləvənt//əˈrɛləvənt/