- following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent.
- following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent.
- of consequence or importance: a consequential man in his field.
- self-important; pompous.
Origin of consequential
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- important or significant
- self-important; conceited
- following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectlyconsequential loss
Although both consequential and consequent can refer to something which happens as the result of something else, consequent is more common in this sense in modern English: the new measures were put into effect, and the consequent protest led to the dismissal of those responsible
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Word Origin and History for consequential
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