Examples of consequent in a Sentence
Weather forecasters predict heavy rains and consequent flooding.
Falling sales and a consequent loss of profits forced the company to lay off more workers.
Recent Examples of consequent from the Web
Colombie created and wrote much of the new album at home in Brussels after a year of intense-self exploration following the release and consequent touring and expectation of his debut album Entity in 2015.
The consequent shortage of time is putting new emphasis on a transition period after the Article 50 deadline expires in March 2019.
After winning the Premier League in 2015/16, his consequent sacking in February of 2017 sparked outrage - with rumours of the players turning against him.
The last two summer markets have reflected this, with a lack of marquee signings playing a consequent, dismissive, impact towards the stagnation of a once highly-prominent football club.
Since’s Comey’s firing, and the consequent appointment of a special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation, the president has become evermore explicit in his contempt for the rule of law.
With fireworks and a six horses at the ready, the production itself is more spectacle than theater — though the dry summer and consequent burn ban have meant fewer pyrotechnics than usual.
The House would then use the consequent savings — plus rosy assumptions about economic growth — to finance a buildup in military spending and massive tax breaks for the rich.
He's used to employing shock value, and the consequent outrage often rolls off the backs of people here.
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subsequent vs. consequent
The English language has many ways to indicate that something has come after another thing, but a number of these words have subtle differences that you may want to observe.
Something is subsequent if it follows something else in time, order, or place. Its meaning is very similar to that of following or later, but it has a more formal tone to it and may imply that something not only follows but in some way grows out of or is otherwise closely connected with what precedes it (“their courtship and subsequent marriage”).
Consequent may also be used of something that follows, but that does so explicitly as a result of something else (“I said an insensitive thing and the consequent argument lasted for days”).
There may be occasions when either subsequent or consequent would work ("her wounding and subsequent [or consequent] loss of blood"); your choice in such cases would depend upon whether you want to stress the order of events or the causal relationship between one event and another.
Synonymsanalytic (or analytical), coherent, logical, good, rational, reasonable, sensible, sound, valid, well-founded, well-grounded
Antonymsillegitimate, illogical, incoherent, inconsequent, inconsequential, invalid, irrational, unreasonable, unsound, weak
Related Wordsa posteriori, a priori, syllogistic; cognitive, empirical (also empiric); defendable, defensible, justifiable, maintainable, supportable, sustainable, tenable
Near Antonymscasuistic (or casuistical), eristic (also eristical), fallacious, misleading, sophistic (or sophistical), specious; unarticulated; unscientific; absurd, cockeyed, crazy, daffy, fatuous, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, insane, loony (also looney), mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, simpleminded, stupid, weak-minded, witless; senseless, thoughtless; uncompelling, unconvincing
CONSEQUENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consequent for English Language Learners
: happening as a result of a particular action or set of conditions
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