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.

Example Sentences

taxes were lowered, and consequently complaints were fewer
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Word History


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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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“Consequently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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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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