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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kon-si-kwen-shuh l]
    • /ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/
    • /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kwənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kon-si-kwen-shuh l]
    • /ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/

Definitions of consequential word

  • adjective consequential Consequential means the same as consequent. 3
  • adjective consequential Something that is consequential is important or significant. 3
  • adjective consequential important or significant 3
  • adjective consequential self-important; conceited 3
  • adjective consequential following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly 3
  • adjective consequential following as an effect or inference 3

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Origin of consequential

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
1620-30; < Latin consequenti(a) consequence + -al1

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Parts of speech for Consequential


consequential popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

consequential usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for consequential

adj consequential

  • substantial — of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.: a substantial sum of money.
  • meaningful — full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant: a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.
  • weighty — having considerable weight; heavy; ponderous: a weighty bundle.
  • momentous — of great or far-reaching importance or consequence: a momentous day.
  • far-reaching — extending far in influence, effect, etc.: the far-reaching effect of his speech.

adjective consequential

  • significant — important; of consequence.
  • majorClarence, born 1936, U.S. novelist and poet.
  • resulting — to spring, arise, or proceed as a consequence of actions, circumstances, premises, etc.; be the outcome.
  • resultant — that results; following as a result or consequence.
  • consequent — Consequent means happening as a direct result of an event or situation.

Antonyms for consequential

adj consequential

  • insignificant — unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • trivial — of very little importance or value; insignificant: Don't bother me with trivial matters.
  • inconsequential — of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial.
  • uneventful — not eventful; lacking in important or striking occurrences: an uneventful day at the office.

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