[in-kon-si-kwent, -kwuh nt]
- characterized by lack of proper sequence in thought, speech, or action.
- characterized by lack of logical sequence; illogical; inconsecutive: inconsequent reasoning.
- irrelevant: an inconsequent remark.
- not following from the premises: an inconsequent deduction.
- not in keeping with the general character or design; inconsistent: inconsequent ornamentation.
- without worth or consequence; trivial: a frivolous, inconsequent young man.
Origin of inconsequent
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Examples from the Web for inconsequence
Elahi cited the “culture of impunity, culture of inconsequence,” that makes such attacks so common.Stealing Beauty: The Devastating Impact of Acid Violence
March 11, 2011
Then he added with inconsequence: "You'll come to England, won't you?"The Portrait of a Lady
The great rush of modern life is apt to produce an inconsequence of action.Three Things
She stood reminded; but, throwing it off, she had her first inconsequence.The Two Magics
Nothing that tends to make home bright is a matter of inconsequence, and this least of all.Folly as It Flies
Never is there a lying back in satisfaction or inconsequence.The Hive
Will Levington Comfort
Word Origin and History for inconsequence
1580s, from Latin inconsequentia, from inconsequens (see inconsequent).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper