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Irrelevent vs. Irrelevant: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on September 18, 2023
"Irrelevent" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Irrelevant," meaning not connected with or pertinent to the matter at hand.

Which is correct: Irrelevent or Irrelevant

How to spell Irrelevant?

Irrelevent is Incorrect

Irrelevant is Correct

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Key Differences

Recall that "irrelevant" is spelled with "ir-" plus "relevant."
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Sep 18, 2023
Think of "elephant" and remember there is no "ele" in "irrelevant."
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Sep 18, 2023
"Relevant" is the root word, just add "ir-" for the opposite.
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Sep 18, 2023
Double-check the middle part of the word to ensure it's "-lev-" and not "-lev(e)-."
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Sep 18, 2023
The word has three 'r's: make sure not to miss any.
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Sep 18, 2023
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Irrelevent and Irrelevant Definitions

Irrelevent

Irrelevent is an incorrect spelling of Irrelevant.
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Irrelevant

Irrelevant means not related to the subject being discussed.
Your opinion is irrelevant to the facts.
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Irrelevant

Irrelevant is something that is not applicable to the situation.
Your experience in cooking is irrelevant for this coding job.
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Irrelevant

Irrelevant refers to something lacking importance or significance.
The detail was irrelevant to the story.
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Irrelevant

Irrelevant signifies having no bearing on the matter at hand.
The data is irrelevant to our research.
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Irrelevant

Irrelevant can denote being off-topic or tangential.
He made an irrelevant comment during the meeting.
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Irrelevant

Unrelated to the matter being considered.
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Irrelevant

Not relevant, as:
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Irrelevant

Not at all related: totally unrelated, wholly unconnected, completely inapplicable.
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Irrelevant

Not usefully related: not associated in any way that is important or useful to the context being discussed: not materially applicable; having connections not applicable in the present situation.
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Irrelevant

Having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue;
An irrelevant comment
Irrelevant allegations
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FAQs

Why is it called Irrelevant?

It is called "irrelevant" because it describes things that are not relevant or pertinent to the topic at hand.
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What is the root word of Irrelevant?

The root word is "relevant."
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What is the verb form of Irrelevant?

There is no verb form for "irrelevant."
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What is the pronunciation of Irrelevant?

/ɪˈrɛlɪvənt/
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Which conjunction is used with Irrelevant?

"And," "or," or "but," depending on context.
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Which vowel is used before Irrelevant?

An "i" is used at the beginning.
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Sep 18, 2023

Which preposition is used with Irrelevant?

"To," as in "irrelevant to the topic."
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Sep 18, 2023

What is the singular form of Irrelevant?

Irrelevant
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Which article is used with Irrelevant?

"An" or "the," depending on context.
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Is Irrelevant a noun or adjective?

Adjective
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Is Irrelevant a negative or positive word?

Generally negative
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Is Irrelevant a countable noun?

No, it's an adjective.
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Is the Irrelevant term a metaphor?

No
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Sep 18, 2023

Is Irrelevant an adverb?

No
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Sep 18, 2023

Is Irrelevant an abstract noun?

No
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What is a stressed syllable in Irrelevant?

The second syllable "rel" is stressed.
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What is the opposite of Irrelevant?

"Relevant"
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What is the second form of Irrelevant?

N/A, it's an adjective.
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Sep 18, 2023

What is the plural form of Irrelevant?

Irrelevant has no plural form as it's an adjective.
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How many syllables are in Irrelevant?

4
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Is Irrelevant a vowel or consonant?

Starts with a vowel
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Is the word Irrelevant imperative?

No
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Which determiner is used with Irrelevant?

"An" or "the," depending on context.
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Sep 18, 2023

What is the first form of Irrelevant?

N/A, it's an adjective.
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Sep 18, 2023

How do we divide Irrelevant into syllables?

Ir-rel-e-vant
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What part of speech is Irrelevant?

Adjective
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What is the third form of Irrelevant?

N/A, it's an adjective.
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Sep 18, 2023

Is Irrelevant a collective noun?

No
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What is another term for Irrelevant?

"Extraneous"
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Sep 18, 2023

How is Irrelevant used in a sentence?

"His comment was completely irrelevant to the discussion."
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Sep 18, 2023
About Author
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Sawaira is a dedicated content editor at difference.wiki, where she meticulously refines articles to ensure clarity and accuracy. With a keen eye for detail, she upholds the site's commitment to delivering insightful and precise content.
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