in·​con·​se·​quence (ˌ)in-ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkwen(t)s How to pronounce inconsequence (audio)
: the quality or state of being inconsequent

Examples of inconsequence in a Sentence

up to that point his life had been one largely marked by inconsequence
Recent Examples on the Web Linda, frustrated by her life of inconsequence, seeks refuge in a snack pack of sour cream and onion chips because all feelings are edible on Impeachment. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 21 Sep. 2021 Gopis — the lovely female cowherds that exist in Hindu mythology in the role of flirts and lovers of the god Krishna — free themselves from their narrative inconsequence, becoming powerful and even aggressive rather than merely decorative. New York Times, 19 Aug. 2021 Revivals endow the past with the charm of distance and inconsequence. Christopher Lasch, Harper's Magazine, 22 June 2021 As a result, some of those moments flirt with inconsequence or facile symbolism. Jesse Green, New York Times, 12 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inconsequence was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Inconsequence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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