- 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 consequentially
It's safe to assume AIPAC is on board and, perhaps most consequentially, Netanyahu too.Senate Dims Green-Light For Israeli Attack
April 17, 2013
Consequentially they ain't got much time left to love you in.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
“Not like London thieves,” said Sydney, consequentially, as if he knew all about London thieves.Deerbrook
“Our family is much older than that,” chimed in the Dodo, consequentially.Dick, Marjorie and Fidge
G. E. Farrow
"By desire of his Majesty," said the jailer, consequentially.Jack Sheppard, Vol. III (of III)
W. Harrison Ainsworth
"I have a consultation presently," he said, consequentially.Old People and the Things That Pass
- 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 consequentially
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