con·​se·​quent·​ly ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkwent-lē How to pronounce consequently (audio)
: as a result : in view of the foregoing : accordingly
The words are often confused and are consequently misused.

Examples of consequently in a Sentence

taxes were lowered, and consequently complaints were fewer
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Word History


Middle English, "subsequently, afterward, as a result," from consequent "resulting, conclusive, consequent entry 2" + -ly -ly entry 2

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consequently was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Consequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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con·​se·​quent·​ly ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkwent-lē How to pronounce consequently (audio)
: as a result : accordingly

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