consequential


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con·se·quen·tial

 (kŏn′sĭ-kwĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
2. Having important consequences; significant: "The year's only really consequential legislation was the reform of Social Security" (New York Times).
3.
a. Important; influential: a consequential figure in the academic community.
b. Pompous; self-important: "He's a proud, haughty, consequential, turned-up-nosed peacock" (Charles Dickens).

con′se·quen′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), con′se·quen′tial·ness n.
con′se·quen′tial·ly adv.

consequential

(ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl)
adj
1. important or significant
2. self-important; conceited
3. following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly: consequential loss.
ˌconseˌquentiˈality, ˌconseˈquentialness n
ˌconseˈquentially adv
Usage: Although both consequential and consequent can refer to something which happens as the result of something else, consequent is more common in this sense in modern English: the new measures were put into effect, and the consequent protest led to the dismissal of those responsible

con•se•quen•tial

(ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent.
2. following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent.
3. of consequence or importance.
4. self-important; pompous.
[1620–30]
con`se•quen`ti•al′i•ty, con`se•quen′tial•ness, n.
con`se•quen′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consequential - having important issues or results; "the year's only really consequential legislation"; "an eventful decision"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"

consequential

adjective
1. resulting, subsequent, successive, ensuing, indirect, consequent, resultant, sequential, following The company disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages.
2. important, serious, significant, grave, far-reaching, momentous, weighty, eventful From a medical standpoint, a week is usually not a consequential delay.

consequential

adjective
2. Having or exercising influence:
Translations

consequential

[ˌkɒnsɪˈkwenʃəl] ADJ
1. (= resulting) → consiguiente, resultante
the moves consequential upon this decisionlas medidas consiguientes a or resultantes de esta decisión
2. (= important) → importante

consequential

adj
(= self-important)wichtigtuerisch; smile, tone alsoüberheblich
(= logically consistent)folgerichtig

consequential

[ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl] adj (frm)
a. (important) → importante
b. (consequent) → conseguente
References in classic literature ?
The subjection in which his father had brought him up had given him originally great humility of manner; but it was now a good deal counteracted by the self-conceit of a weak head, living in retirement, and the consequential feelings of early and unexpected prosperity.
He only remembered his face as he remembered all the faces he had ever seen; but he remembered, too, that it was one of the faces laid by in his memory in the immense class of the falsely consequential and poor in expression.
On summing up the considerations stated in this and the last paper, they seem to amount to the most convincing evidence, that the powers proposed to be lodged in the federal government are as little formidable to those reserved to the individual States, as they are indispensably necessary to accomplish the purposes of the Union; and that all those alarms which have been sounded, of a meditated and consequential annihilation of the State governments, must, on the most favorable interpretation, be ascribed to the chimerical fears of the authors of them.
Catherine was the immediate object of his gallantry; and, while they waited in the lobby for a chair, he prevented the inquiry which had travelled from her heart almost to the tip of her tongue, by asking, in a consequential manner, whether she had seen him talking with General Tilney: "He is a fine old fellow, upon my soul
No matter--you MUST come; I shall allow of no excuses,' replied the consequential little gentleman.
It was amusing to notice how the consequential Jones was already beginning to give himself airs on the strength of the capture.
Well, I was even envying this dumb brute, when the door fell open and there issued forth a shrewd, ruddy, kindly, consequential man in a well-powdered wig and spectacles.
If A, is the penny sufficient, or may he claim consequential damages in the form of additional money to represent the possible profit which might have inured from the dog, and classifiable as earned incre- ment, that is to say, usufruct?
Because he's a proud, haughty, consequential, turned-up-nosed peacock.
We're hunting in couples again, Doctor, you see," said Jones in his consequential way.
Skimpole to be the drone philosophy, and he thought it a very good philosophy, always supposing the drone to be willing to be on good terms with the bee, which, so far as he knew, the easy fellow always was, if the consequential creature would only let him, and not be so conceited about his honey!
The pathos of this deplorable figure, with its innocent vanity and consequential air, touches Pickering, who has already straightened himself in the presence of Mrs.