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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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(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.
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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"
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Every young man who came to the house- seeing those impressionable, smiling young faces (smiling probably at their own happiness), feeling the eager bustle around him, and hearing the fitful bursts of song and music and the inconsequent but friendly prattle of young girls ready for anything and full of hope- experienced the same feeling; sharing with the young folk of the Rostovs' household a readiness to fall in love and an expectation of happiness.
Forgive, I pray you, this inconsequent digression by what was once a woman.
After two hours of futile, light-headed, inconsequent thinking upon all things under heaven in that dark, dank, wet and devastated cabin, I arose suddenly and staggered up on deck.
People surged along the sidewalk, crowding, questioning, filling the air with rumours, and inconsequent surmises.
"If I had any knowledge of mankind, if I were -- instead of being a frivolous, inconsequent, and vain spirit -- of a prudent and reflective spirit; if, in a word, I had, as certain persons have known how, regulated my life, you would not receive twenty thousand livres a year, but a hundred thousand, and you would not belong to the king, but to me."
She appeared inconsequent, for she said vaguely in reply to this, "Yes, if you have got a boat.
"No, no," said Valentin, with a little inconsequent touch of family pride.
But, for the moment, she was unable to launch herself upon one of those enthusiastic, but inconsequent, tirades upon liberty, democracy, the rights of the people, and the iniquities of the Government, in which she delighted.
"Then let us go and look at the room." With which inconsequent remark he strode on into the house, followed by Gregson, whose features expressed his astonishment.
He introduced an alert, broad-shouldered young man of years of much indiscretion and with a charming and inconsequent manner.
But the thing he saw was so inconsequent that it might have been imaginary.
A logical formula consisting of a major and a minor assumption and an inconsequent. (See LOGIC.)