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

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Other Words from inconsequential

inconsequentiality \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkän(t)-​sə-​ˌkwen(t)-​shē-​ˈa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inconsequentiality (audio) \ noun
inconsequentially \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkän(t)-​sə-​ˈkwen(t)-​shlē How to pronounce inconsequentially (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
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First Known Use of inconsequential

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 2b

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14 Feb 2020

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“Inconsequential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inconsequential

formal : not important

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