irrelevant

play
adjective ir·rel·e·vant \i-ˈre-lə-vənt\

Definition of irrelevant

  1. :  not relevant :  inapplicable that statement is irrelevant to your argument

irrelevantly

adverb

Examples of irrelevant in a Sentence

  1. His comment is completely irrelevant.

  2. irrelevant questions that merely disrupted the classroom lesson

Recent Examples of irrelevant from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'irrelevant'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of irrelevant

1786


IRRELEVANT Defined for English Language Learners

irrelevant

play
adjective

Definition of irrelevant for English Language Learners

  • : not important or relating to what is being discussed right now : not relevant


IRRELEVANT Defined for Kids

irrelevant

play
adjective ir·rel·e·vant \i-ˈre-lə-vənt\

Definition of irrelevant for Students

  1. :  having no importance or relation to what is being considered What's that got to do with it? That's irrelevant.


Law Dictionary

irrelevant

play
adjective ir·rel·e·vant \ir-ˈre-lə-vənt\

Legal Definition of irrelevant

  1. :  not relevant :  not applicable or pertinent irrelevant allegations irrelevant evidence — compare immaterial

irrelevantly

adverb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up irrelevant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!