irrelevancy

noun
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 Otherwise, Chesloff said, his business advocacy group risks fading into irrelevancy. BostonGlobe.com, "Big biz group makes strides with board diversity - The Boston Globe," 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, "Kings looking for a season of positives after a year of gloom," 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, "Jennifer Lopez Says Warren Buffett Sparked Inspiration For Her New Fragrance," 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. SI.com, "Giovanni Trapattoni: A Career of 2 Halves That Defined the Golden Era of Calcio at Juventus," 12 Aug. 2019 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, Washington Post, "Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?," 15 May 2018 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, Washington Post, "Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?," 15 May 2018 Because of the brand’s mechanical distinctiveness, the cars are harder to evolve and so risk technical irrelevancy in a market pursuing low and no emissions. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Forester: Do You Want Your Car to Spy on You?," 9 Nov. 2018 Among these strategies, volunteering is now seen as an effective way to battle irrelevancy and loneliness. Sharon Jayson, Washington Post, "Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?," 15 May 2018

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1592, in the meaning defined above

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“Irrelevancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irrelevancy. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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irrelevancy

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

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