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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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Examples for inconsequent
  • They rise not from reason, but deeper inconsequent deeps.
  • Some of the previous advice has appeared to vary or conflict resulting inconsequent uncertainty for the people.
British Dictionary definitions for inconsequent

inconsequential

/ˌɪnkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl; ɪnˌkɒn-/
adjective
1.
not following logically as a consequence
2.
trivial or insignificant
3.
not in a logical sequence; haphazard
Derived Forms
inconsequentiality, inconsequentialness, inconsequence, inconsequentness, noun
inconsequentially, inconsequently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inconsequent
inconsequent
1570s, "not following as a logical conclusion," from L. inconsequentem (nom. inconsequens) "not logically connected," from in- "not" + consequens, pp. of consequi "to follow" (see consequence).
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