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irrelevancy

[ih-rel-uh-vuh n-see]
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noun, plural ir·rel·e·van·cies.
  1. irrelevance.

Origin of irrelevancy

First recorded in 1795–1805; ir-2 + relevancy
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Examples from the Web for irrelevancy

Historical Examples

  • The unexpectedness and irrelevancy of this for a moment startled Seth.

    Trent's Trust and Other Stories

    Bret Harte

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

  • "Yes," she answered, surprised at the irrelevancy of the question.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein

  • The temptation to diffuseness and irrelevancy is as embarrassing and dangerous.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • Pardon my irrelevancy, but the remembrance of a recent adventure of mine was too strong.

    The Puppet Crown

    Harold MacGrath