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[ih-rel-uh-vuh n-see] /ɪˈrɛl ə vən si/
noun, plural irrelevancies.
Origin of irrelevancy
1795-1805; ir-2 + relevancy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But he forgave the irrelevancy by taking no notice of it, and by doing full justice to that particular dish.

  • At this point McGeorge was lost in the irrelevancy of Lizzie's mind.

  • All the free lines in the room were the tangents of irrelevancy and disorder.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The temptation to diffuseness and irrelevancy is as embarrassing and dangerous.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • Finally, Arethusa felt that she could not stand all this irrelevancy another second; her impatient longing had to be expressed.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • The irrelevancy of the question only added to its staggering effect.

    At the Crossroads Harriet T. Comstock
  • The suddenness of the question, its irrelevancy, made Mary-Clare start.

    At the Crossroads Harriet T. Comstock
  • Of what she did not say, but irrelevancy did not seem to matter.

  • They remind us of that neutral drab which certain religious sects assume to show their own irrelevancy to the world.

    The Soul of the Far East Percival Lowell
  • Thirty answers have been thrown out for irrelevancy or defectiveness.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick

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