in·​con·​se·​quence | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkwen(t)s How to pronounce inconsequence (audio) , -si-kwən(t)s \

Definition of inconsequence

: the quality or state of being inconsequent

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Examples of inconsequence in a Sentence

up to that point his life had been one largely marked by inconsequence
Recent Examples on the Web As a result, some of those moments flirt with inconsequence or facile symbolism. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: ‘Mary Page Marlowe’ Lives an Ordinary, Extraordinary Life," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of inconsequence

1579, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inconsequence was in 1579

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“Inconsequence.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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dull or mediocre

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