Definition of inconsequential in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃ(ə)l/


Not important or significant: they talked about inconsequential things
More example sentences
  • Some of the matters to which I have referred on their own might seem inconsequential or of minor importance only.
  • Then there are actors who are haunted by what they perceive as the trivial and inconsequential nature of their work.
  • Taken out of context, the bits and pieces that I have quoted seem slight and inconsequential.
insignificant, unimportant, of little/no importance, of little/no consequence, of little/no account, of no moment, neither here nor there, incidental, inessential, non-essential, immaterial, irrelevant;
negligible, inappreciable, inconsiderable, slight, minor, trivial, trifling, petty, paltry, nugatory, not worth mentioning, not worth bothering about, not worth speaking of, insubstantial, silly, lightweight
informal piddling, fiddling, piffling
North American informal small-bore, picayune



Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkɒnsɪkwɛnʃɪˈalɪti/
noun (plural inconsequentialities)
Example sentences
  • Indeed, it is because of their apparent inconsequentiality that minor aspects of daily life often escape attention and then accrue, unnoticed, to have a profound effect on place, community, and individuals.
  • The emergent self is protean, shifting, cunning, humorous, unencumbered, sometimes angry, but equally capable of accepting its own absurdity and inconsequentiality.
  • There are moments when the dialogue has the delightful inconsequentiality of the Theatre of the Absurd.


Pronunciation: /ɪnˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • It's an obvious give-the-punters-what-they-want crowd-pleaser, but it still shimmers and sashays along quite delightfully, if inconsequentially.
  • He rambled on rather inconsequentially for some time.
  • So apologies if you are a new reader - I'm afraid I always ramble inconsequentially and incoherently like this.


Example sentences
  • You are the classic narcissistic misfit, blinded by outrage over your own inconsequentialness.
  • It can also be proof of the inconsequentialness of life.
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