irrelevancy

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ir·rel·e·van·cy

 (ĭ-rĕl′ə-vən-sē)
n. pl. ir·rel·e·van·cies
Irrelevance.

ir•rel•e•van•cy

(ɪˈrɛl ə vən si)

n., pl. -cies.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.irrelevancy - the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand
unconnectedness - the lack of a connection between things
inapplicability - irrelevance by virtue of being inapplicable to the matter at hand
immateriality - complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration

irrelevancy

noun
Translations
خُروج عن الموضوع
irelevancenedůležitost
irrelevans
nem a tárgyhoz tartozónem odaillőség
óviîkomandi, aukaatriîi
vedľajšia vec
konu dışı olmayersiz şey

irrelevant

(iˈrelivənt) adjective
not connected with the subject that is being discussed etc. irrelevant comments.
irˈrelevantly adverb
irˈrelevance noun
irˈrelevancy noun
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No doubt women were put off not by the Scottish Secretary himself but in case we asked too many personal questions about irrelevancies such as their lifestyles and whether they had ever owned an Aga or read Trainspotting.
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So, instead, the attorney had to try to poke holes and raise irrelevancies in whatever manner he could.
The efficacy of surrendering conscious control as a way of excising irrelevancies is of course one of Conceptual art's founding tenets; cut away the distracting interferences of taste and "expression" and you get closer to the heart of an idea faster.
Fabbri finds that Rorty's assertions that Derrida reduced philosophy to a collection of irrelevancies themselves do not have sufficient epistemological or political evidence.
The errors they catalogue span a very wide spectrum: inaccuracies, misinterpretations, distortions, exaggerations, oversimplications, equivocations, superficialities, incoherences, irrelevancies, and one-sidedness.
It said lots of other silly stuff, too, as noted by Norfolk Superior Court Judge Patrick Brady, who called the complaint "verbose, argumentative and replete with irrelevancies.
As she launched into her monologue about her pet, with meanderings and irrelevancies about her Great Aunt Betty and her recipe for strawberry jam, (they're not berries you know.
Slow play, smoking, beards and other irrelevancies still bring the anachronistic monster out in Peter Alliss from time to time, and there is nothing Aunty can do about the moonscape that masquerades as a golf course.
Perhaps the world would be more willing to listen if we weren't wasting time, money, and media attention taking offense at irrelevancies like a candy Christ.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a city council concerned itself with irrelevancies.