- 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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Examples from the Web for consequentiality
And with so much more sense of meaning, of consequentiality, instead of nothing mattering.Stephen King, “Falling,” and My Father’s Poetry
September 14, 2014
Lee's consequentiality had something painful about it at times.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
- 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 consequentiality
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