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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.
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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
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n (in logic) → Inkonsequenz f, → Unlogik f; (irrelevance) → Belanglosigkeit f
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If you once begin you'll have to go on, and they'll all be wanting you to do them." Then without a pause, with peculiar inconsequence, she said: "Where's that young fellow that used to come with you?
Grose looked round once more; she fixed her eyes on the duskier distance, then, pulling herself together, turned to me with abrupt inconsequence. "It's time we should be at church."
He said the Palace was not surprised if the President's critics feel that they were "in a state of discordance and inconsequence" since their alleged desperate efforts to taint the administration's reputation "have always boomeranged on them."
In sum, therefore, the antics of the opposition amount to "politics of inconsequence," because they avail nothing.
The skill of discernment compels this question: "Have I made a promise, or has one arisen from a reasonable expectation of others that creates a duty I am required to fulfill?" The skill of discernment overcomes the illusion of inconsequence that taking a cup of coffee from a giant corporation has nothing to do with our readiness to handle big things.
And the Americans - well, the Americans have a Tweeting Trumpet besides the Divisive Right, the Privileged Left, and the majority that live in a Neglected Limbo with inconsequence their only lot.
MacAuslan refers to Fantasiestiicke, the subject matter of chapter 5, as "a dreamlike juxtaposition of images of vivid inconsequence" (p.
A friend who has no mobile phone, but watches as almost every individual cradles one, reckons we are in danger of drowning in a mire of inconsequence and trivia.
The sestet, maximizing the force of the sonnet's turn, introduces the contrast of human inconsequence. By permitting extra stress in many feet, sprung rhythm intensifies the bitterness of the declarations: "How these | two shame | this shdl | low and frail | town!
May's brutal marginalisation matters when her inconsequence deprives Britain of a voice in the world.
The case was registered at Sachal police station under sections 302 (premeditated murder, 365 (Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 344 (wrongful confinement for ten or more days), 109 (punishment of abetment if the Act abetted committed inconsequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 34 (common intention of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.
That opens up an alternative to Phelan's way of dealing with the passage: we can employ a rule that Phelan's argument has prodded me to articulate, the Rule of Relative Inconsequence.