Synonyms for extraneous


1. extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal, irrelevant (vs. relevant)
usage: 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"
2. extraneous, extrinsic (vs. intrinsic)
usage: not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"
3. extraneous, foreign, adulterating (vs. purifying), adulterant
usage: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"
4. external, extraneous, outside, extrinsic (vs. intrinsic)
usage: coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
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