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
Recent Examples on the Web In the grand scheme, preseason games often can be inconsequential. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' reasons for hope: How Christian Wood emerged as building block for future," 11 May 2020 The local Republican and Conservative parties are inconsequential, the local Democrats are dwarves and cranks. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 19 Dec. 2019 In other words, impeachment isn’t something being written off by anyone, despite the White House’s insistence the House inquiry is inconsequential. Philip Elliott, Time, "Why Impeachment Makes for Bad Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation," 25 Nov. 2019 Typically, the battle for a final roster spot is mostly inconsequential., "Overlooked no more, ‘superhuman’ Javonte Green is charging toward Celtics roster - The Boston Globe," 10 Oct. 2019 Small doesn’t have to mean inconsequential: Many writers deliver weighty plays with tiny casts. Matt Wolf, New York Times, "To Restart After Lockdown, Theaters Need to Think Small," 30 Apr. 2020 But what stands out from these reviews — good and bad — is a tacit agreement that Center Stage was an inconsequential bit of fluff, fun for a while but soon to be forgotten. Anne Cohen,, "Center Stage Is Still The Best Goddamn Ballet Movie Of Our Time," 23 Apr. 2020 There's something about watching inconsequential drama that distracts you from the actual drama happening in the real world. Catherine Garcia, TheWeek, "Time for some inconsequential TV drama," 12 Apr. 2020 In normal times, life in any city means a constant barrage of sounds: car horns, yowling cats, heated arguments from windows overhead—often over inconsequential things. Samer Kalaf, The New Republic, "Alone in the City of Sirens," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of inconsequential

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 2b

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22 May 2020

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“Inconsequential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of inconsequential

formal : not important

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