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inconsequential

[in-kon-si-kwen-shuh l, in-kon-] /ˌɪn kɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl, ɪnˌkɒn-/
adjective
1.
of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial.
2.
inconsequent; illogical.
Origin of inconsequential
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; in-3 + consequential
Related forms
inconsequentiality, noun
inconsequentially, adverb
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  • He chattered about inconsequential matters all through dinner.

    Weak on Square Roots Russell Burton
  • For a while they talked of trite and inconsequential things.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • It pulses on inconsequential, and it would be impossible to determine any sequence.

  • He thinks I'm frivolous and inconsequential, and totally unfitted for this position of trust.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • Conflict between man and man was at first vague and inconsequential.

    Man And His Ancestor Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for inconsequential

inconsequential

/ˌɪnkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl; ɪnˌkɒn-/
adjective
1.
not following logically as a consequence
2.
trivial or insignificant
3.
not in a logical sequence; haphazard
Derived Forms
inconsequentiality, inconsequentialness, inconsequence, inconsequentness, noun
inconsequentially, inconsequently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inconsequential
adj.

"characterized by inconsequence," 1620s; "not worth noticing," 1782; see inconsequent + -al (1). Related: Inconsequentially.

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