consequential

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Following as an effect, result, or conclusion; consequent.
  • adjective Having important consequences; significant.
  • adjective Important; influential.
  • adjective Pompous; self-important.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Following as the effect or result; resultant.
  • Havingt the consequence properly connected with the premises; logically correct; conclusive.
  • Assuming airs of consequence or great self-importance, or characterized by such affectation; conceited; pompous: applied to persons and their manners.
  • noun An inference; a deduction; a conclusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference; consequent.
  • adjective Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending to importance; pompous; self-important. See Consequence, n., 4.
  • adjective (Law) Actionable damage, but not following as an immediate result of an act.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective following as a result
  • adjective having significant consequences; of importance
  • adjective something which is important or significant
  • adjective someone who is self-important

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having important issues or results

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Examples

  • The most consequential is Wisconsin, where a handful of new polls now show incumbent Senator Russ Feingold trailing Republican challenger Ron Johnson.

    Wisconsin Senate Race: Polls Show Feingold Trailing

  • The most consequential is Wisconsin, where a handful of new polls now show incumbent Senator Russ Feingold trailing Republican challenger Ron Johnson.

    Wisconsin Senate Race: Polls Show Feingold Trailing

  • Many of these battles were over matters that were complex and technical but hugely consequential, that is, precisely the kind of fights in which lobbyists and interest groups excel.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Many of these battles were over matters that were complex and technical but hugely consequential, that is, precisely the kind of fights in which lobbyists and interest groups excel.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Many of these battles were over matters that were complex and technical but hugely consequential, that is, precisely the kind of fights in which lobbyists and interest groups excel.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Many of these battles were over matters that were complex and technical but hugely consequential, that is, precisely the kind of fights in which lobbyists and interest groups excel.

    Winner-Take-All Politics

  • Where to draw the line and how to draw the line is quite problematic and consequential, which is perhaps why only legislatures instead of courts should handle re-defining "family."

    Balkinization

  • Tell me a little bit about, it would be interesting to have your sense of how you in your CEOs desk over the years have had to watch the whole technology issue unfold and make probably at times some really important and in cost terms consequential choices about technology systems you're going to employ.

    Oral History Interview with John Medlin, May 24, 1999. Interview I-0076. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Her story has produced several effects which I would describe as consequential goods.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • Finally, there is what BoatU. S. calls consequential damage coverage and like most insurance; it's about how much boaters care to gamble.

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