unrelated

Unrelated is a good way to describe things that aren't connected or linked in any way. You might insist that your dented car bumper is unrelated to your neighbor's smashed mailbox.

Things that have no connection are unrelated: your excellent test grade is unrelated to the shoes your wore on the day you took it, and your inability remember the name of the movie you just watched is unrelated to the fact that the sun is shining. You can also describe two people who aren't in the same family as unrelated. The Latin root is relatus, a past participle of referre, "bring back."

Primary Meanings of unrelated

1.
adj
lacking a logical or causal relation
2.
adj
not connected by kinship
Full Definitions of unrelated
1

adj lacking a logical or causal relation

Synonyms:
misrelated
mistakenly related
orthogonal
statistically unrelated
uncorrelated
not varying together
Antonyms:
related, related to
being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
affiliated, attached, connected
being joined in close association
age-related
changing (increasing or decreasing) as an individual's age increases
bound up
closely or inseparably connected or associated with
cognate
having the same ancestral language
cognate, connate
related in nature
coreferent
related by sharing a symbolic link to a concrete object or an abstraction
correlate, correlated, correlative
mutually related
corresponding
accompanying
side by side
closely related or associated
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2

adj not connected by kinship

Synonyms:
unconnected
not connected by birth or family
Antonyms:
related
connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
direct, lineal
in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
collateral, indirect
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
affinal, affine
(anthropology) related by marriage
agnate, agnatic, paternal
related on the father's side
akin, blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineal, consanguineous, kin
related by blood
allied
related by common characteristics or ancestry
descendant, descendent
proceeding by descent from an ancestor
enate, enatic, maternal
related on the mother's side
kindred
related by blood or marriage
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