[ in-kon-si-kwent, -kwuh nt ]
/ ɪnˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt, -kwənt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. incongruous,
  2. inconnu,
  3. inconscient,
  4. inconsecutive,
  5. inconsequence,
  6. inconsequential,
  7. inconsiderable,
  8. inconsiderate,
  9. inconsideration,
  10. inconsistency

Origin of inconsequent

1570–80; < Late Latin inconsequent- (stem of inconsequēns) not following. See in-3, consequent

Related formsin·con·se·quence, in·con·se·quent·ness, nounin·con·se·quent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for inconsequent



1570s, "not following as a logical conclusion," from Latin inconsequentem (nominative inconsequens) "not logically connected," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + consequens, past participle of consequi "to follow" (see consequence).

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