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irrelevant

adjective
     
ir‧rel‧e‧vant
not useful or not relating to a particular situation, and therefore not important [≠ relevant]:
We're focusing too much on irrelevant details.
Students viewed Latin as boring and irrelevant.
largely/totally/completely etc irrelevant
His age is completely irrelevant if he can do the job.
irrelevant to
The defendant's lawyer argued that his past offenses were irrelevant to this case.
irrelevantly adverb
WORD FOCUS: important WORD FOCUS: important
similar words: main, key, chief, principal, leading, vital, crucial, essential, significant

not important: unimportant, trivial, minor, irrelevant, insignificant


See also
important

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