irrelevancy irrelevancy  /ɪ ˈrɛ lə vən si/


  • (n) the lack of a relation of something to the matter at hand


  1. In the two decades since the Soviet Union's demise, its slide into international irrelevancy has been slowed only by its nuclear arsenal and the recent rise in oil prices.
  2. They tell me the place is broken, beaten down by Washington politics, bad management, bad morale and political irrelevancy.
  3. I suppose it's possible that the younger movie audience will regard Valkyrie as an irrelevancy, too distant in time, place and attitudes to attract their attention.


  • Letter: Steiner-inspired schools produce great students

    In his May 26 review of a biography of Saul Bellow, Stefan Fleischer cites as proof of this great author’s descent into irrelevancy his “seduction” by “the high falutin’ nutty metaphysics of Rudolph [sic] Steiner.”
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News


  1. "They're suckers for irrelevancy," said Stanford communication professor Clifford Nass, whose research team released its findings on Monday. "Everything distracts them."
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Clifford Nass Source: AFP

  2. "I come down with grave concerns that the result of these cases - because there're two of them - may weaken the office of the governor to the point of irrelevancy. That's my opinion," McMaster said in an interview, calling it all "uncharted...
    on May 26, 2009 By: Henry McMaster Source: Forbes

  3. "The government has delegated the Garnaut report to irrelevancy," Mr Robb told ABC Radio. "They've said it's no different than 733 other contributors to the (emissions trading) green paper. Some 20 months out from the trading scheme being...
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Andrew Robb Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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