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consequential

[ kon-si-kwen-shuhl ]
/ ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl /
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adjective
following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent.
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.
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Origin of consequential

First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin consequenti(a) “sequence (of events), logical sequence” + -al adjective suffix; see consequence, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM consequential

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How to use consequential in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for consequential

consequential
/ (ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl) /

adjective
important or significant
self-important; conceited
following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectlyconsequential loss

Derived forms of consequential

consequentiality or consequentialness, nounconsequentially, adverb

usage for consequential

Although both consequential and consequent can refer to something which happens as the result of something else, consequent is more common in this sense in modern English: the new measures were put into effect, and the consequent protest led to the dismissal of those responsible
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