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

Definition of inconsequential

2 : 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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Our presence seems as inconsequential as the death of a fruit fly. Barry Lopez, Harper's magazine, "Polar Light," 10 Jan. 2019 The difference between an actual 40% discount and a perceived 45% discount might seem inconsequential, but research demonstrates that double discounts attract more buyers and generate more sales than economically equivalent single discounts. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "50% Off: Why That Deal Isn’t as Good as You Think," 3 Aug. 2018 Green instantly recalled the coach of the other team from an inconsequential Summer League game because of what happened next in 2010 and 2011. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The Raptors Traded for One Most Valuable Player and Got Two," 2 Jan. 2019 Ryde makes slower travel so accommodating to productivity and leisure that most passengers consider the travel time almost inconsequential. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The World of 2045," 14 Oct. 2018 What's followed has been an endless stream of moments, mostly inconsequential events that never would have been noticed pre-social media. Rick Maese,, "NBA Twitter: A sports bar that doesn't close, where the stars pull up a seat next to you," 31 May 2018 Chapman for Rookie Davis and someone inconsequential. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc: Is who the Reds have now better than who they've dumped?," 8 May 2018 With the advent of the pill, heterosexual intercourse became frequent and casual and usually inconsequential. Lance Morrow, WSJ, "The Sexual Revolution and the Church," 24 Oct. 2018 This may be an inconsequential detail to most, but the blatant copying surprised me. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Huawei Watch GT review: When hardware and software don’t mesh," 16 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of inconsequential

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of inconsequential was in 1823

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English Language Learners Definition of inconsequential

formal : not important

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