Definition of inconsequential in US English:



  • Not important or significant.

    ‘they talked about inconsequential things’
    • ‘They treated vulnerable children as disposable, inconsequential commodities.’
    • ‘However, one of the virtues of supremacy is that the opinions of others are rendered inconsequential.’
    • ‘Taken out of context, the bits and pieces that I have quoted seem slight and inconsequential.’
    • ‘The specific matters about which complaint is made were minor and inconsequential.’
    • ‘Some of the matters to which I have referred on their own might seem inconsequential or of minor importance only.’
    • ‘It's often the little, inconsequential things that spark off such thoughts, rather than the huge, grand gestures.’
    • ‘My portion of the story was relatively small and inconsequential as compared with what had been given away.’
    • ‘Then there are actors who are haunted by what they perceive as the trivial and inconsequential nature of their work.’
    • ‘This is no inconsequential matter: nice underwear can put you out of house and home at regular prices.’
    • ‘Some minor and inconsequential further amendments were incorporated into the Decision before publication.’
    • ‘We talked about inconsequential stuff, basically where we went to school, where we worked, so on and so forth.’
    • ‘We pay more and more for less and less and are dismissed as inconsequential and treated like children by bullies who want everything their own way.’
    • ‘And so the day went, filled with inconsequential matters and punctuated by long periods of nothing at all.’
    • ‘But what if some of these seemingly minor, inconsequential events had never occurred?’
    • ‘One of the reasons why football is pilloried and satirised on comedy shows is that it is awash with cliches and inconsequential chat.’
    • ‘A set of inconsequential random and rare moments of happiness joined together by swathes of mundaneness.’
    • ‘He has total confidence in his alpha maleness and finds her posturing inconsequential at best.’
    • ‘Although far from dreadful, it's just rather silly, shallow, unconvincing and inconsequential.’
    • ‘Given what else is going in this big bad world, a decision on whether or not a golf tournament should be played is inconsequential, to say the least.’
    • ‘These days, I have many small and inconsequential moments that I end up holding on to as being very precious.’
    insignificant, unimportant, of little importance, of no importance, of little consequence, of no consequence, of little account, of no account, of no moment, neither here nor there, incidental, inessential, non-essential, immaterial, irrelevant
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