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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).
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.
1. important or significant
2. self-important; conceited
3. following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly: consequential loss.
ˌconseˌquentiˈality, ˌconseˈquentialness n
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)
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.
con`se•quen`ti•al′i•ty, con`se•quen′tial•ness, n.
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|Adj.||1.||consequential - having important issues or results; "the year's only really consequential legislation"; "an eventful decision"|
1. resulting, subsequent, successive, ensuing, indirect, consequent, resultant, sequential, following The company disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages.