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Synonyms for extraneous
ɪkˈstreɪ ni əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal(adj)

    not pertinent to the matter under consideration

    "an issue extraneous to the debate"; "the price was immaterial"; "mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"

    Synonyms:
    pert, nonmaterial, wise, incorporeal, overbold, smart, rectangular, fresh, immaterial, outside, foreign, irreverent, saucy, orthogonal, impudent, sassy, impertinent, indifferent, external

    Antonyms:
    intrinsic, intrinsical, purifying, relevant

  2. extraneous(adj)

    not essential

    "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"

    Synonyms:
    external, foreign, orthogonal, impertinent, outside, immaterial

    Antonyms:
    intrinsical, intrinsic, relevant, purifying

  3. extraneous, foreign(adj)

    not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source

    "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, strange, impertinent, orthogonal, alien, external, outside, foreign

    Antonyms:
    intrinsic, intrinsical, relevant, purifying

  4. external, extraneous, outside(adj)

    coming from the outside

    "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"

    Synonyms:
    immaterial, outdoor(a), out-of-door, impertinent, orthogonal, remote, away, external, outside, outside(a), foreign, international

    Antonyms:
    relevant, intrinsic, intrinsical, purifying

Wiktionary

  1. extraneous(adjective)

    Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; foreign

    Synonyms:
    intrusive, alien, additional, foreign

  2. extraneous(adjective)

    Not essential or intrinsic

    Synonyms:
    extra, superfluous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. extraneous

    Synonyms:
    extrinsic, external, foreign, outside, alien, unconnected, unrelated, ascititious, adventitious

    Antonyms:
    intrinsic, internal, vital, connected, essential

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. extraneous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    foreign, extrinsic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    extrinsic, irrelevant, external, exogenous, superfluous, strange, foreign, alien, unrelated

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#302329nonmaterial

How to use extraneous in a sentence?

  1. Antonio Gramsci:

    In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period

  2. Barbara Boxer:

    There's no longer language in the bill tying extraneous issues (to the bill). That would be a deal breaker.

  3. Primo Levi:

    Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.

  4. Roger Stone:

    It is not inconceivable now that Mr. Robert Mueller and Robert Mueller team may seek to conjure up some extraneous crime, pertaining to my business, or maybe not even pertaining to the 2016 election.

  5. Ben Carson:

    I don't wander off into those extraneous areas that can be exploited. I have learned that, moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility.


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