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inconsequential

[in-kon-si-kwen-shuh l, in-kon-] /ˌɪn kɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl, ɪnˌkɒn-/
adjective
1.
of little or no importance; insignificant; trivial.
2.
inconsequent; illogical.
Origin of inconsequential
1615-1625
1615-25; in-3 + consequential
Related forms
inconsequentiality, noun
inconsequentially, adverb
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  • "Sometimes," said Stover, with an inconsequential wave of his hand.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • He thinks I'm frivolous and inconsequential, and totally unfitted for this position of trust.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • With an inconsequential snap, poor Reed's brain was off again, and on a fresh and open stretch of road.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • Events, are consequential or inconsequential irrespective of their size.

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
  • The contention that it involved taking unfair advantage of the steel manufacturers may be dismissed as inconsequential.

British Dictionary definitions for inconsequential

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 inconsequential
adj.

"characterized by inconsequence," 1620s; "not worth noticing," 1782; see inconsequent + -al (1). Related: Inconsequentially.

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