[ in-kuhn-sek-yuh-tiv ]


Origin of inconsecutive

First recorded in 1830–40; in-3 + consecutive

Other words from inconsecutive

  • in·con·sec·u·tive·ly, adjective
  • in·con·sec·u·tive·ness, noun

Words Nearby inconsecutive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use inconsecutive in a sentence

  • It is a string of nearly inconsecutive thoughts written in pencil in a fine, tall, sprawling hand.

    The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
  • Which certainly seems inconsecutive, but we really cannot be responsible for the way girls talk.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • Both discussions are fragmentary and inconsecutive, but there emerges from them at intervals a clear statement of principles.

  • One might fill a dozen inconsecutive volumes with the strange things they exhibited.

    When the Sleeper Wakes | Herbert George Wells
  • "You are an inconsecutive puss," said the Baronet, very happy about the puss nevertheless.

    A Likely Story | William De Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for inconsecutive


/ (ˌɪnkənˈsɛkjʊtɪv) /

  1. not consecutive; not in sequence

Derived forms of inconsecutive

  • inconsecutively, adverb
  • inconsecutiveness, noun

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