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extraneous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of extraneous

  1. 1 not being a vital part of or belonging to something <the architect's streamlined modern style shuns any sort of extraneous ornamentation> Synonyms accidental, adventitious, alien, extrinsic, external, foreign, supervenientRelated Words exterior, outside; immaterial, inapplicable, insignificant, irrelevant; nonessential, unessential, unnecessaryNear Antonyms congenital, deep-seated, inborn, inbred; inside, interior, internal; basic, essential, necessaryAntonyms inherent, innate, intrinsic

  2. 2 not having anything to do with the matter at hand <the professor would have covered all of the course material if she had refrained from her extraneous remarks on just about everything> Synonyms irrelevant, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelativeRelated Words incidental, peripheral, tangent, tangential; dead, moot; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; empty, inane, meaningless, pointless, senseless, useless; inappropriate, inapt, unsuitableNear Antonyms important, meaningful, significant; sensible, useful; appropriate, apt, fit, suitableAntonyms applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pertinent, pointed, relative, relevant





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