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inconsequent

[in-kon-si-kwent, -kwuh nt] /ɪnˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛnt, -kwənt/
adjective
1.
characterized by lack of proper sequence in thought, speech, or action.
2.
characterized by lack of logical sequence; illogical; inconsecutive:
inconsequent reasoning.
3.
irrelevant:
an inconsequent remark.
4.
not following from the premises:
an inconsequent deduction.
5.
not in keeping with the general character or design; inconsistent:
inconsequent ornamentation.
6.
without worth or consequence; trivial:
a frivolous, inconsequent young man.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin inconsequent- (stem of inconsequēns) not following. See in-3, consequent
Related forms
inconsequence, inconsequentness, noun
inconsequently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inconsequence
n.

1580s, from Latin inconsequentia, from inconsequens (see inconsequent).

inconsequent

adj.

1570s, "not following as a logical conclusion," from Latin inconsequentem (nominative inconsequens) "not logically connected," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + consequens, past participle of consequi "to follow" (see consequence).

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