in·​con·​se·​quen·​tial | \ (ˌ)in-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkwen(t)-shəl How to pronounce inconsequential (audio) \

Definition of inconsequential

1 : of no significance : unimportant

Other Words from inconsequential

inconsequentiality \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkän(t)-​sə-​ˌkwen(t)-​shē-​ˈa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inconsequential (audio) \ noun
inconsequentially \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkän(t)-​sə-​ˈkwen(t)-​shlē How to pronounce inconsequential (audio) , -​ˈkwen(t)-​shə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of inconsequential in a Sentence

that's an inconsequential problem compared to the other issues an inconsequential error that does nothing to lessen the value of the report
Recent Examples on the Web Amber Heard’s lawyers pushed back aggressively against the agent’s assertion on cross-examination, suggesting that the article was inconsequential amid a stream of bad publicity for Depp brought on by his own bad behavior. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 In addition to the financial risk that reclassification poses, the legal and campaign fees in the U.S. alone have hardly been inconsequential. Laura Forman, WSJ, 4 May 2022 Some could be inconsequential, and some could really irk the homicide detectives working the case. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 20 Apr. 2022 Still, Biello said, even $50,000 is inconsequential. Hartford Courant, 18 Apr. 2022 For many who marched, Lyoya's death was a sign that the police reform and accountability pledged in 2020 in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has been inconsequential. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 14 Apr. 2022 To drone on too long, or to convey too inconsequential a topic could easily provoke guffaws from the crowd, thus forcing a focus on only those issues most pertinent to the department’s top leadership. Christopher Burnham, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 But Babar came out positively and runs were being scored relatively briskly although everyone assumed that was inconsequential. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Not allowing the Russian public to see the latest iteration of Batman may seem an inconsequential response to a dire international crisis. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inconsequential

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 2b

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17 May 2022

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“Inconsequential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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