Definition of inconsequent in English:


Pronunciation /inˈkänsəˌkwent/ /ɪnˈkɑnsəˌkwɛnt/ /inˈkänsəkwənt/ /ɪnˈkɑnsəkwənt/


  • 1Not connected or following logically; irrelevant.

    ‘people say the most stupid, inconsequent things when surprised’
    • ‘The title is as inconsequent as the rest of the production, which is meant to create laughter and succeeds.’
    • ‘Incipient socialism shared the same terrain as liberalism, the defence of private interest, but proposed inconsequent and unacceptable solutions to the conditions which liberalism simply affirmed.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for inconsequential
      ‘Well, she knows why: it's that ‘he’ is not even an ‘it’ but only an effectively inconsequent something.’
      • ‘I had got attached to the place and its strange inconsequent life, its near-peacefulness and distant dangers.’


Late 16th century from Latin inconsequent-, from in- ‘not’ + consequent- ‘overtaking, following closely’ (see consequent).