Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to inconsequentiality: inconvenient, scrutinised, overhyped, broke down


 (ĭn-kŏn′sĭ-kwĕn′shəl, ĭn′kŏn-)
1. Lacking importance.
2. Not following from premises or evidence; illogical.
A triviality.

in·con′se·quen′ti·al′i·ty (-kwĕn′shē-ăl′ĭ-tē), in·con′se·quen′tial·ness (-shəl-nĭs) n.
in·con′se·quen′tial·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
References in classic literature ?
But it was our inconsequentiality and stupidity that especially distresses me when I look back upon that life in the long ago.
To me, this is a territorial assertion of professional expertise where "actually analyzing" a text demonstrates nothing more than the limits of close reading by reserving for fiction, by virtue of its ontological status, the right to be taken seriously for its inconsequentiality.
Yet wrapped deep within this fabric of feeling and a deceptive inconsequentiality of detail is a set of entrenched emotional disturbances.
Fighting a story's inconsequentiality, they render it even more trifling and marginal.
The depiction of the bull could not be thoroughly rendered if it had not been for the matador's portrayal, as, within the bullring, the two complementary entities reach existence, despite their ephemeral inconsequentiality.
With its emphasis on ideas, The Dark Forest avoids the common failing of the second novel of a trilogy: inconsequentiality.
The important thing to remember is that it's called Twitter, which implies and suggests a total inconsequentiality.
When talking about Gogol's works, Nabokov displays a similar determination to underscore the relative inconsequentiality of their plots.
Whereas the verbal eruption may appear meaningless to an undiscerning reader, it is not devised to be a meaningless outburst but to signify the worthlessness and inconsequentiality of the personalities and anomalous attitudes of leaders in political, social and spiritual spheres and practices as represented by the System of As.
This contrast, between Sordello's extended death rattle, and the compressed bloodshed that follows his passing, might seem yet another incrimination of the poet's inconsequentiality.
If it is through the male gaze that patriarchy reduces women--young women--to objects and spectacles, as Laura Mulvey has argued, Hawthorne here redirects that paradigm when Jason glimpses his own relative inconsequentiality and powerlessness against the supernal eminence of the goddess.
Professor Cass Sunstein is far from alone in pointing out the brevity and inconsequentiality of the clause as a serious constitutional doctrine.