from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not related, in any sense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not connected or associated
  • adjective not related by kinship

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  • adjective lacking a logical or causal relation
  • adjective not connected by kinship


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