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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.


(ɪnˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt, -kwənt)

1. characterized by lack of proper sequence in thought, speech, or action.
2. illogical.
3. irrelevant.
4. inconsequential.
[1570–80; < Late Latin]
in•con′se•quence`, in•con′se•quent`ness, n.
in•con′se•quent`ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inconsequent - lacking worth or importance; "his work seems trivial and inconsequential"; "the quite inconsequent fellow was managed like a puppet"
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"




References in classic literature ?
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.
Une des inconsequences des orthodoxes fanatiques et de certaines natures infirmes est de toujours dire [beaucoup moins que]non[beaucoup plus grand que], meme aux evidences et aux affirmations demontrees, approuvees, fondees, calculees.
Notamment par ses choix editoriaux, les precisions accompagnant le releve des inconsequences de Pilaster en notes de bas de page, ainsi que les passages consacres a sa propre apologie (op 34, note 1) ou a son autoportrait panegyrique (op 181-182).
And as in negotiation with others, men are wrought by cunning, by importunity, and by vehemency; so in this negotiation within ourselves, men are undermined by inconsequences, solicited and importuned by impressions or observations, and transported by passions.