Synonyms and Antonyms of extraneous
1 not being a vital part of or belonging to something the architect's streamlined modern style shuns any sort of extraneous ornamentation Synonyms of extraneous accidental, adventitious, alien, extrinsic, external, foreign, supervenientWords Related to extraneous exterior, outside; immaterial, inapplicable, insignificant, irrelevant; nonessential, unessential, unnecessaryNear Antonyms of extraneous congenital, deep-seated, inborn, inbred; inside, interior, internal; basic, essential, necessaryAntonyms of extraneous inherent, innate, intrinsic
2 not having anything to do with the matter at hand the professor would have covered all of the course material if she had refrained from her extraneous remarks on just about everything Synonyms of extraneous irrelevant, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelativeWords Related to extraneous incidental, peripheral, tangent, tangential; dead, moot; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; empty, inane, meaningless, pointless, senseless, useless; inappropriate, inapt, unsuitableNear Antonyms of extraneous important, meaningful, significant; sensible, useful; appropriate, apt, fit, suitableAntonyms of extraneous applicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pertinent, pointed, relative, relevant
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