Antonyms of adj extraneous

4 senses of extraneous

Sense 1
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA irrelevant) -> relevant -- (having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "the scientist corresponds with colleagues in order to learn about matters relevant to her own research")

Sense 2
extraneous -- (not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play")

INDIRECT (VIA extrinsic) -> intrinsic, intrinsical -- (belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey)

Sense 3
extraneous, foreign -- (not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk")

INDIRECT (VIA adulterating) -> purifying -- (freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent")

Sense 4
external, extraneous, outside -- (coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups")

INDIRECT (VIA extrinsic) -> intrinsic, intrinsical -- (belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey)

Similarity of adj extraneous

4 senses of extraneous

Sense 1
extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal -- (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")
       => irrelevant (vs. relevant) -- (having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue; "an irrelevant comment"; "irrelevant allegations")

Sense 2
extraneous -- (not essential; "the ballet struck me as extraneous and somewhat out of keeping with the rest of the play")
       => extrinsic (vs. intrinsic) -- (not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid")

Sense 3
extraneous, foreign -- (not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk")
       => adulterating (vs. purifying), adulterant -- (making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials; "the adulterating effect of extraneous materials")

Sense 4
external, extraneous, outside -- (coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups")
       => extrinsic (vs. intrinsic) -- (not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid")

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