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consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event) aftermath , backwash , wake
thoughtful about consequences circumspect , discreet , judicious , politic , prudent
(law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences) criminal negligence , culpable negligence
(philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will determinism
act that has disastrous consequences disaster
taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others expedience , opportunism , self-interest , self-seeking
accept the consequences face the music
dire consequences hell to pay
difference between actual and expected consequences irony
ethical consequences of life acts karma
(psychology) the principle that behaviors are selected by their consequences; behavior having good consequences tends to be repeated whereas behavior that leads to bad consequences is not repeated law of effect
stimulus with undesirable consequences negative stimulus
disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition penalty
stimulus with desirable consequences positive stimulus
(philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value pragmatism
not thinking about consequences reckless
(reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction reductio , reductio ad absurdum
series of consequences wrought by an event train
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