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consequence

noun

1 consequence

A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon:
— His decision had depressing consequences for business.

synonyms: effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot.

Roget 151: eventuality, event, occurrence, incident, affair, matter, thing, episode, happening, proceeding, contingency, juncture, experience, fact; ... show more

Roget 154: effect, consequence; aftergrowth, aftercome; derivative, derivation; result; resultant, resultance; upshot, issue, denouement; end ... show more

Dutch: consequentie, effect, gevolg, uitkomst, uitvloeisel, uitwerking, voortvloeisel
Polish: implikacja, konsekwencja, następstwo, pokłosie



2 consequence

The outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual.

synonym: aftermath.

3 consequence

Having important effects or influence:
— Decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself.
— That result is of no consequence.

synonyms: import, moment.

Roget 642: importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness.    import, significance, concern; emphasis, interest.    greatness etc. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: PS, Parthian shot, accent, addendum, affective meaning, aftereffect, aftermath, afterthought, amour propre, appendix, ascendancy, authority, back matter, bearing, by-product, cachet, charisma, charm, chorus, clout ... show more.

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