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[ in-kon-si-kwent, -kwuhnt ]


  1. characterized by lack of proper sequence in thought, speech, or action.
  2. characterized by lack of logical sequence; illogical; inconsecutive:

    inconsequent reasoning.

  3. irrelevant:

    an inconsequent remark.

  4. not following from the premises:

    an inconsequent deduction.

  5. not in keeping with the general character or design; inconsistent:

    inconsequent ornamentation.

  6. without worth or consequence; trivial:

    a frivolous, inconsequent young man.

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Other Words From

  • in·conse·quence in·conse·quentness noun
  • in·conse·quently adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of inconsequent1

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

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Example Sentences

Yet this conclusion of the intellect did not prevent the pain of pity and compunction, nor an inconsequent sense of guilt.

How precisely like Red Pepper Burns it was to plan for a "stag" dinner in this inconsequent way!

Why should they do everything so inconsequent, so improbable, so preposterous?

The true question is: "Do you take any part of it: and can you reject the rest without being inconsequent?"

The officer whistled, and Bobby leaped upon him and off again, and indulged in many inconsequent friskings.





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