[in-kon-si-kwent, -kwuh nt]
- characterized by lack of proper sequence in thought, speech, or action.
- characterized by lack of logical sequence; illogical; inconsecutive: inconsequent reasoning.
- irrelevant: an inconsequent remark.
- not following from the premises: an inconsequent deduction.
- not in keeping with the general character or design; inconsistent: inconsequent ornamentation.
- without worth or consequence; trivial: a frivolous, inconsequent young man.
Origin of inconsequent
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordslethargy, coolness, lack, stoicism, neutrality, disinterestedness, negligence, disinterest, impartiality, dispassion, nonchalance, impassivity, objectivity, immunity, torpor, inattention, equity, listlessness, detachment, inertia
Examples from the Web for inconsequence
Elahi cited the “culture of impunity, culture of inconsequence,” that makes such attacks so common.Stealing Beauty: The Devastating Impact of Acid Violence
March 11, 2011
Then he added with inconsequence: "You'll come to England, won't you?"The Portrait of a Lady
The great rush of modern life is apt to produce an inconsequence of action.Three Things
She stood reminded; but, throwing it off, she had her first inconsequence.The Two Magics
Nothing that tends to make home bright is a matter of inconsequence, and this least of all.Folly as It Flies
Never is there a lying back in satisfaction or inconsequence.The Hive
Will Levington Comfort
Word Origin and History for inconsequence
1580s, from Latin inconsequentia, from inconsequens (see inconsequent).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper