inconsequently


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in·con·se·quent

 (ĭn-kŏn′sĭ-kwənt)
adj.
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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Adv.1.inconsequently - lacking consequence; "`You're so beautifully dressed,' she said and added quite inconsequentially, `Can you stay the night?'"
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My question had a sarcastic force that I had not fully intended, and it made her, after a moment, inconsequently break down.
"Am I looking grave?" asked Sir Nathaniel inconsequently when he re- entered the room.
"You should 'a' ben up at Riley's barn last night," Jim announced inconsequently. "A lot of the fellers put on the gloves.
She chattered ceaselessly and inconsequently until they reached the Green Gables lane.
But Anne waved the moral inconsequently aside and seized only on the delightful possibilities before it.
"If I could find a thousand men as practical as you, Lady Brandon, I might accomplish the next great revolution before the end of this season." He looked at her for a moment curiously, as if trying to remember; and then added inconsequently: "How are your friends?
His mind then began to wander about the house, and he wondered whether there were other rooms like the drawing-room, and he thought, inconsequently, how beautiful the bathroom must be, and how leisurely it was--the life of these well-kept people, who were, no doubt, still sitting in the same room, only they had changed their clothes, and little Mr.