Tangential in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Tangential

not directly related to something

Examples of Tangential in a sentence

I hardly ever learn anything in my history class because my teacher always rambles off on a tangential topic that has nothing to do with history.  🔊

During the student’s presentation, she was so nervous her speech was filled with tangential thoughts that were not related to each other.  🔊

Our team lost the debate because our responses were tangential and did not respond to our opponent’s position on the subject.  🔊

Although Alan owned a part of the basketball team, he had only a tangential interest in the sport and rarely watched the games.  🔊

In her latter years, my grandmother would often respond to our questions with tangential responses that completely confused us.  🔊

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