Extraneous is an adjective that is used to describe that is not important. Not belonging or proper to a thing. External, foreign. Irrelevant, unrelated.


  1. His presentation could have been improved by removing all the ‘extraneous’ information that was included within it.
  2. He has a unique personality, where pretty much everything that he does is ‘extraneous’ compared to those whom he surrounds himself with.
  3. What some may deem as ‘extraneous’ others may perceive as extremely important.

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