[ kon-si-kwen-shuh l ]
/ ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl /


following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent.
following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent.
of consequence or importance: a consequential man in his field.
self-important; pompous.

Origin of consequential

1620–30; < Latin consequenti(a) consequence + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM consequential

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British Dictionary definitions for consequential

/ (ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəl) /


important or significant
self-important; conceited
following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly consequential loss

Derived forms of consequential

consequentiality or consequentialness, noun consequentially, adverb

usage for consequential

Although both consequential and consequent can refer to something which happens as the result of something else, consequent is more common in this sense in modern English: the new measures were put into effect, and the consequent protest led to the dismissal of those responsible