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Irrelevancy   /ɪrˈɛləvənsi/   Listen

The lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand.  Synonym: irrelevance.

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"Irrelevancy" Quotes from Famous Books

... question is half-way to the right solution. If, after hearing a lecture or oral lesson, they can answer in writing Borne simple questions carefully stated, it will be a further advance. It is something to grasp accurately the scope of a question. The plague of girls' answers is usually irrelevancy from want of thought as to the scope of questions or even from inattention to their wording. If they can be patient in face of unanswered difficulties, and wait for the solution to come later on in its natural course, then at least one small ...
— The Education of Catholic Girls • Janet Erskine Stuart

... "I adore irrelevancy," said he. "I seem to have read something about an invisible prince, when I was young. A ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X) • Various

... conversation itself had persuaded this keen and brilliant girl that he was thinking of anything in the world but herself. He flattered himself that the civil indifference of his manner, the abstract character of the topics he selected, the irrelevancy of his allusions and the laxity of his attention, ...
— Confidence • Henry James

... nation, the honors of the discussion, the weight of the first broadside, rested so far with the British Secretary; the more so that Monroe, by his manner of adducing his "other causes of complaint," admitted their irrelevancy and yet characterized them irritatingly to his correspondent. "I might state other examples of great indignity and outrage, many of which are of recent date, to which the United States have been exposed off their own coast, and even within several ...
— Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 - Volume 1 • Alfred Thayer Mahan

Words linked to "Irrelevancy" :   irrelevance, inapplicability, unconnectedness, irrelevant, immateriality, relevance

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