inconsequent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inconsequent lacking worth or importance "his work seems trivial and inconsequential","the quite inconsequent fellow was managed like a puppet"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inconsequent Not following from the premises; not regularly inferred; invalid; not characterized by logical method; illogical; arbitrary; inconsistent; of no consequence. "Loose and inconsequent conjectures."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inconsequent Not consequent; not resulting from what has preceded; out of proper relation; irrelevant: as, inconsequent remarks; his actions are very inconsequent.
    • inconsequent Not following from the premises; of the nature of an inference the conclusion of which might be false though the premises were true; illogical; formally fallacious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inconsequent in-kon′se-kwent not following from the premises: illogical: irrelevant: unreasonable, inconsistent
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inconsequens,: cf. F. inconséquent,. See In- not, and Consequent

Usage

In literature:

He is sometimes quite brutal to her when she is more inconsequent than usual.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It will be daylight in two hours," he said inconsequently, "you must have some wine.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
What a madly inconsequent jumble it all was!
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
Then he completely lost his head, and began riding with desperate inconsequence as straight ahead as the trees would allow.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
It was one of the privileges of this inconsequent nature never to retain impressions for any length of time.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
His bewildered brain was expressing itself in an inconsequent sort of way.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
This shallow, inconsequent creature baffled him.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The youth of Delisleville was picturesque, pleasure-loving, and inconsequent.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Patty fluttered around the house in a sort of inconsequent delight.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
Esperance had been compelled to reason calmly on all subjects, and the inconsequence of youth had been frowned upon by his father.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
When we arrived at the shore we occupied ourselves inconsequently.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
That day I had been telling her some splendid inconsequent dream of mine.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
The loud, harsh laugh, accompanying inconsequent jests and jibes, it was good to hear.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
In spite of which, and however inconsequently, he blushed anew for Kate's silence.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
His mother went on in her weak, inconsequent way, yet her foolish praise was very sweet to him.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Electra, to her surprise, said an inconsequent thing.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
After that, with youthful inconsequence, they hustled home to obtain parental sanction.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Save for the furious inconsequent and almost purposeless fighting that was still raging far off to the left round Hougomont, the battle ceased.
"Waterloo" by Hilaire Belloc
To familiarize himself with the fickleness, the caprices, and the inconsequence of the multitude was impossible.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
Then with a quick inconsequence she wanted to see every step, every motion, every glance.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

Love hath the wings of the butterfly,
Oh, clasp him but gently,
Pausing and dipping and fluttering by
Inconsequently.
Stir not his poise with the breath of a sigh;
Love hath the wings of the butterfly.
"Love's Phases" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In science:

It corrects only inconsequences and restrictions of the conventional conception of general relativity.
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
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