Dictionary Results for extraneous


1. extraneous - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal




2. extraneous - adjective

· not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play"




3. extraneous - adjective

· not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

Synonym(s): foreign




4. extraneous - adjective

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

Synonym(s): external, outside





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