inconsequence


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in·con·se·quent

 (ĭn-kŏn′sĭ-kwənt)
adj.
1. Having no importance or significance.
2. Inconsistent or illogical: inconsequent reasoning.
3. Proceeding without a natural or logical sequence; haphazard: a speech full of inconsequent statements.

[Late Latin incōnsequēns, incōnsequent- : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Latin cōnsequēns, consequent; see consequent.]

in·con′se·quence n.
in·con′se·quent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inconsequence - having no important effects or influence
insignificance - the quality of having little or no significance
consequence, moment, import - having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"
2.inconsequence - invalid or incorrect reasoning
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
invalidity, invalidness - illogicality as a consequence of having a conclusion that does not follow from the premisses

inconsequence

noun
Translations

inconsequence

n (in logic) → Inkonsequenz f, → Unlogik f; (irrelevance) → Belanglosigkeit f
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Grose looked round once more; she fixed her eyes on the duskier distance, then, pulling herself together, turned to me with abrupt inconsequence.
Then without a pause, with peculiar inconsequence, she said: "Where's that young fellow that used to come with you?
Placed alongside Sven Goran Eriksson, Venables is little more than an afterthought, an inconsequence when we're all desperate for a genius to lead England back to the footballing Promised Land.
Their mobility of perspective is evidence of the impermanence and even inconsequence of the identities they pretend to master.
It is also what might vitiate its potential appeal, giving an impression of drabness and inconsequence.
At the same time, the lockjawed rigidity that Moore brings to most dramatic roles serves her well in this relatively gentle, semi-surreal setting; an actress with less steel might have floated away into inconsequence or whimsy, but Moore grapples us firmly into this possibly mad woman's building crisis.
The average published writer," he wrote, "in the last few years of the post-colonial era, was the most celebrated skin of inconsequence to obscure the true flesh of the African dilemma.
He says, for instance, that his book on Rhodes "is by intention a sort of anatomy of islomania, [one] with all its formal defects of inconsequence and shapelessness: of conversations begun and left hanging in the air: of journeys planned and never undertaken: of notes and studies put together against books unwritten" (RMV 16).
The one thing we simply mustn't do is shrug off this Y2K milestone as an inconsequence simply because we're trapped too deep in that hectic blur of caring for home, work and family.
As such, it is uniquely human: we alone of creatures known have the power to perceive the scope of life, and the sentiment to tremble at our own inconsequence.
Gazza is a master of inconsequence masquerading as a superstar.
Inconsequence, the scholarly consensus about both modern ization theory and totalitarianism was that neither provided a very useful framework for analyzing the past, present or future of industrial society as it had evolved in the west or in the east.