un·​re·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce unrelated (audio) \

Definition of unrelated

: not related: such as
a : not connected by birth or family They have the same last name but are unrelated.
b : not connected in any way : discrete, separate an unrelated incident
c : not told a previously unrelated tale

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But in unrelated yet extremely relevant news, a truly heartwarming elephant video was circulating on Twitter this weekend courtesy of journalist Yashar Ali. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Fans Had A Lot of Feelings About Cersei's Elephant Obsession in the Season 8 Premiere," 15 Apr. 2019 Maybe health outcomes were improving as a result of long-standing, totally unrelated trends. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Study: election reforms in Brazil might have saved children’s lives. Here’s how.," 3 Dec. 2018 Split tells a seemingly unrelated story about Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), who suffers from severe dissociative identity disorder (or at least The Movies' idea of such a disorder). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New TV spot for Glass will make you want to believe in super powers," 18 Nov. 2018 Great auks went extinct in the mid-19th century, but their Welsh name lives on, forever associated with a completely unrelated bird. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Penguins," 6 Nov. 2018 Early Wednesday morning, an apparently avid fan took to the comments section of a photo, completely unrelated to SATC, that Parker posted on Instagram on Tuesday, Us Weekly reports. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Sarah Jessica Parker Says She Can't Imagine Sex and the City 3 Without Kim Cattrall," 3 Oct. 2018 But the queen of zit annihilation recently expanded her product lineup to something completely unrelated to acne: Keratosis Pilaris. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "Exclusive: Dr. Pimple Popper Launches SLMD Skincare Body Smoothing System for Keratosis Pilaris," 22 Aug. 2018 The indictment unsealed Tuesday is unrelated to the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, but suggests Ms. Veselnitskaya had close ties to senior Russian government officials and at times sought to advance Russia’s interests in her dealings with U.S. officials. Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, "Russian Lawyer Charged With Obstruction of Justice," 8 Jan. 2019 Here’s a Mad Libs-level mélange of seemingly unrelated subjects: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Ivy League colleges and bribery. Vogue, "The Craziest Details From the College Cheating Scandal That Got Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Charged," 12 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of unrelated

1611, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unrelated

: not part of the same family : not having any shared ancestors
: not connected in any way to someone or something else

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