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inconsequential

[in-kon-si-kwen-shuh l, in-kon-]
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adjective
  1. of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial.
  2. inconsequent; illogical.
  3. irrelevant.
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Origin of inconsequential

First recorded in 1615–25; in-3 + consequential
Related formsin·con·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty, nounin·con·se·quen·tial·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for inconsequentiality

Historical Examples

  • After that, to show the inconsequentiality of life in those days, we fell to playing.

    Before Adam

    Jack London

  • These hee-hee councils splendidly illustrate the inconsecutiveness and inconsequentiality of the Folk.

    Before Adam

    Jack London


British Dictionary definitions for inconsequentiality

inconsequential

inconsequent (ɪnˈkɒnsɪkwənt)

adjective
  1. not following logically as a consequence
  2. trivial or insignificant
  3. not in a logical sequence; haphazard
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Derived Formsinconsequentiality, inconsequentialness, inconsequence or inconsequentness, nouninconsequentially or inconsequently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inconsequentiality

inconsequential

adj.

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

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