V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. having serious or important consequences, results, impact, or value; 2. overly self-important

Synonyms: ensuing, resultant, subsequent, significant, important, considerable, momentous, far-reaching, weighty, pompous

Antonyms: inconsequential, unimportant, insignificant

Tips: Notice the word consequence within consequential. When something is consequential, it has important consequences. Use consequential to describe something that is important because of its potential consequences. If something is said to be inconsequential, it is unimportant or irrelevant because there are no real consequences or potentially important outcomes.

Usage Examples:

The conjoined efforts of the two grass-roots organizations produced unprecedented and consequential results. (weighty, far-reaching)

I think the decision we make here is more consequential than we believe, as our decision will affect almost everyone at this company. (important, significant)

His opinion on this matter is inconsequential, since we've already made up our minds. (unimportant, irrelevant)

Your decision about this is consequential and will affect several people's lives. (significant, weighty)

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