[ in-kon-si-kwen-shuhl, in-kon- ]
/ ˌɪn kɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl, ɪnˌkɒn- /
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of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial.
inconsequent; illogical.
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Origin of inconsequential

First recorded in 1615–25; in-3 + consequential

OTHER WORDS FROM inconsequential

in·con·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty, nounin·con·se·quen·tial·ly, adverb
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How to use inconsequential in a sentence

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

    Before Adam|Jack London
  • Such ready belief and general inconsequentiality bothered Janet.

    The Wrong Woman|Charles D. Stewart
  • After that, to show the inconsequentiality of life in those days, we fell to playing.

    Before Adam|Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for inconsequential


inconsequent (ɪnˈkɒnsɪkwənt)

/ (ˌɪnkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl, ɪnˌkɒn-) /

not following logically as a consequence
trivial or insignificant
not in a logical sequence; haphazard

Derived forms of inconsequential

inconsequentiality, inconsequentialness, inconsequence or inconsequentness, nouninconsequentially or inconsequently, adverb
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