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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
1615-1625
1615-25; in-3 + consequential
Related forms
inconsequentiality, noun
inconsequentially, adverb
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Examples from the web for inconsequential
  • But when you get back and look at your pictures they all seem to be of inconsequential, tiny stuff.
  • The resulting stills are as wispy and inconsequential as the knickers themselves.
  • We imprison far too many people for far too inconsequential reasons, warping millions of lives in the process.
  • Never have inconsequential words meant so much and actions so little.
  • Moonquakes are so inconsequential they can safely be ignored.
  • Your political views should be inconsequential if your proposals are backed by facts.
  • The show is inconsequential, but the feeling into which it taps is not.
  • The enormous size of these paintings doesn't stop them from feeling inconsequential.
  • Too many wine bars have inconsequential selections, as dull as another plate of stale prosciutto.
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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