ir·​rel·​e·​van·​cy | \ i-ˈre-lə-vən(t)-sē How to pronounce irrelevancy (audio) \
plural irrelevancies

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Recent Examples on the Web To miss these transformations would relegate one to irrelevancy. Paul Laudicina, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 But keeping the outrage machine running is very difficult; most provocateurs become increasingly desperate throughout the years, and either end up going too far in their vitriol, or fading quietly into irrelevancy. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 Director Steve McQueen said the BAFTAs — Britain's equivalent of the Oscars — risked irrelevancy. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 The better question asks whether Michigan and Harbaugh believe there is reason to maintain the relationship long into the future given this year's slide into irrelevancy. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2020 Otherwise, Chesloff said, his business advocacy group risks fading into irrelevancy., 12 Dec. 2019 As the Kings try to shuffle out of the darkness of irrelevancy, days such as Thursday provide rays of light. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2019 The singer, actress, entrepreneur, and mother has managed to dodge the dredges of irrelevancy by reinventing herself as the times change. Shalwah Evans, Essence, 27 Sep. 2019 In the aftermath of the tragedy, what should have been Trapattoni's crowning achievement paled into irrelevancy, becoming a day remembered of unspeakable pain as opposed to unbridled joy., 12 Aug. 2019

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1592, in the meaning defined above

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“Irrelevancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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