[in-kon-si-kwen-shuh l, in-kon-]


of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial.
inconsequent; illogical.

Nearby words

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inconsequentiality

  • These hee-hee councils splendidly illustrate the inconsecutiveness and inconsequentiality of the Folk.

    Before Adam|Jack London
  • After that, to show the inconsequentiality of life in those days, we fell to playing.

    Before Adam|Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for inconsequentiality


inconsequent (ɪnˈkɒnsɪkwənt)


not following logically as a consequence
trivial or insignificant
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 inconsequentiality



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

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