Dictionary.com

consequentialism

[ kon-si-kwen-shuh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəˌlɪz əm /
Save This Word!

noun
the theory that human actions derive their moral worth solely from their outcomes or consequences.
the theory that ethical decisions should be made on the basis of the expected outcome or consequences of the action.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

OTHER WORDS FROM consequentialism

con·se·quen·tial·ist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for consequentialism

consequentialism
/ (ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəˌlɪzəm) /

noun
ethics the doctrine that an action is right or wrong according as its consequences are good or bad
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK