un·​re·​lat·​ed ˌən-ri-ˈlā-təd How to pronounce unrelated (audio)
: not related: such as
: not connected by birth or family
They have the same last name but are unrelated.
: not connected in any way : discrete, separate
an unrelated incident
: not told
a previously unrelated tale

Examples of unrelated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Popular on Variety The narrations, which are often accompanied by gorgeously shot if intentionally unrelated images (as Kutta is described, the film shows Françoise reading on a ferry, featuring images of the ocean behind her), insist on a stark juxtaposition between what’s seen and what’s heard. Manuel Betancourt, Variety, 11 May 2024 Gardiner is no longer assigned to the case, for reasons unrelated to his citation of slavery as a precedent. Matthew Barakat, Fortune, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unrelated 

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrelated was in 1611

Dictionary Entries Near unrelated

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“Unrelated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrelated. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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