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[in-kuh n-sek-yuh-tiv] /ˌɪn kənˈsɛk yə tɪv/
Origin of inconsecutive
First recorded in 1830-40; in-3 + consecutive
Related forms
inconsecutively, adjective
inconsecutiveness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for inconsecutive
Historical Examples
  • How curious life was; how curious and careless and inconsecutive.

    Young People's Pride Stephen Vincent Benet
  • Sir Charles was in a talking mood, and very soon said one or two inconsecutive things.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • inconsecutive, in-kon-sek′ū-tiv, adj. not succeeding in regular order.

  • I fell into an inconsecutive review of my life under this light that touched every endeavor with the pale tints of failure.

    The Passionate Friends Herbert George Wells
  • It is so rambling and inconsecutive that it takes more than one reading to understand it.

  • There is a succession of beautiful images expressed often with rare melody and distinction, but inconsecutive even to vagueness.

  • Aunt Stingy was inconsecutive in her grounds of indictment against Lizarann, and this added to the sting of her injustice.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • She was inconsecutive; but it was clear, when she paused in her walk through the long grass, that it was for an anchorage.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • One might fill a dozen inconsecutive volumes with the strange things they exhibited.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • "You are an inconsecutive puss," said the Baronet, very happy about the puss nevertheless.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for inconsecutive


not consecutive; not in sequence
Derived Forms
inconsecutively, adverb
inconsecutiveness, noun
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