inconsequential

[in-kon-si-kwen-shuh l, in-kon-]
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Origin of inconsequential

First recorded in 1615–25; in-3 + consequential
Related formsin·con·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty, nounin·con·se·quen·tial·ly, adverb
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  • He chattered about inconsequential matters all through dinner.

    Weak on Square Roots

    Russell Burton

  • For a while they talked of trite and inconsequential things.

    The Harbor of Doubt

    Frank Williams

  • It pulses on inconsequential, and it would be impossible to determine any sequence.

  • He thinks I'm frivolous and inconsequential, and totally unfitted for this position of trust.

    Dear Enemy

    Jean Webster

  • Conflict between man and man was at first vague and inconsequential.

    Man And His Ancestor

    Charles Morris


British Dictionary definitions for inconsequential

inconsequential

inconsequent (ɪnˈkɒnsɪkwənt)

adjective
  1. not following logically as a consequence
  2. trivial or insignificant
  3. not in a logical sequence; haphazard
Derived Formsinconsequentiality, inconsequentialness, inconsequence or inconsequentness, nouninconsequentially or inconsequently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inconsequential
adj.

"characterized by inconsequence," 1620s; "not worth noticing," 1782; see inconsequent + -al (1). Related: Inconsequentially.

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