following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent.
of significance or importance: His writings offer insight into his personality, opinions, and strengths, and show early evidence of the consequential man he would become.
having important effects or results: Being a lawyer, I knew that a consequential decision should not depend on an informal phone conversation.
Archaic. self-important; pompous.
- con·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty [kon-si-kwen-shee-al-i-tee], /ˌkɒn sɪˌkwɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/, con·se·quen·tial·ness, noun
- con·se·quen·tial·ly, adverb
- non·con·se·quen·tial, adjective
- non·con·se·quen·tial·ly, adverb
- non·con·se·quen·tial·ness, noun
- non·con·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty, noun
- qua·si-con·se·quen·tial, adjective
- qua·si-con·se·quen·tial·ly, adverb
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How to use consequential in a sentence
“William & Mary continues to be dedicated to telling a fuller, more consequential account of our history,” Whitson wrote.Va. House votes to force public colleges to reckon with ties to slavery, create scholarships or other programs | Nick Anderson | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
In case you were distracted by more consequential matters, the window for prospective entries in Chicago opened on January 12 and the race is slated for October 10.Will Major Marathons Actually Come Back This Fall? | Martin Fritz Huber | February 4, 2021 | Outside Online
These digital inequities predate the pandemic but have become more consequential at a time when Americans have little choice but to stay home.Comcast suspends Internet data limits, fees for Northeast customers | Tony Romm | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
The coronavirus has led many to reassess the risks and sacrifices that come with the job, and how consequential health care will be in a post-pandemic world.The pandemic’s lasting effects on young medical workers | Terry Nguyen | February 1, 2021 | Vox
They will know the most consequential choice of his professional career erred on the side of medicine.His team is going to the Super Bowl. He’s staying on the coronavirus front lines. | Adam Kilgore | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The most consequential single task before the Abadi government in coming weeks is the choice of Interior Minister.The New Iraq War Could Be Won or Lost This Month by Baghdad Politics | Bartle Bull | October 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The second seems as consequential for the next election as JFK running on not being Truman.
But those literary skills were immensely consequential to the ultimate shape of his legendary career.Churchill Would Be Famous Today on the Strength of His Writing Alone | Anthony Paletta | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He wrote consequential articles and books and would have written many more.
You know, troubled and certainly having a different kind of wiring that lends itself to conscience and consequential behavior.OITNB’s New Villain Vee, Played By Lorraine Toussaint, Speaks for the First Time | Kevin Fallon | June 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sir Lionel at once puffs out a little, as though feeling consequential.Miss Caprice | St. George Rathborne
"I'll have you to know, sir, that I am fully entitled to act as I am doing," he said with a consequential air.The Passenger from Calais | Arthur Griffiths
"Well, why don't you come when I call," said Mick with a consequential air.Sybil | Benjamin Disraeli
These she deposited on the slope in front of the house with consequential air.Brenda's Ward | Helen Leah Reed
He does not plant himself in the midst of his company, neither does he assume the consequential manners of a dictator.
British Dictionary definitions for consequential
important or significant
following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly: consequential loss
- consequentiality or consequentialness, noun
- consequentially, adverb
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