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Antonyms for consequence
ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwənscon·se·quence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. consequence

    Effect is the strongest of these words; it is that which is directly produced by the action of an efficient cause; we say, "Every effect must have an adequate cause" (compare CAUSE). In regard to human actions, effect commonly relates to intention; as, the shot took effect, i. e., the effect intended. A consequence is that which follows an act naturally, but less directly than the effect. The motion of the piston is the effect, and the agitation of the water under the paddle-wheels a consequence of the expansion of steam in the cylinder. The result is, literally, the rebound of an act, depending on many elements; the issue is that which flows forth directly; we say the issue of a battle, the result of a campaign. A consequent commonly is that which follows simply in order of time, or by logical inference. The end is the actual outcome without determination of its relation to what has gone before; it is ordinarily viewed as either the necessary, natural, or logical outcome, any effect, consequence, or result being termed an end; as, the end of such a course must be ruin. The event (Latin e, out, and venio, come) is primarily exactly the same in meaning as outcome; but in use it is more nearly equivalent to upshot signifying the sum and substance of all effects, consequences, and results of a course of action. Compare ACCIDENT; CAUSE; CIRCUMSTANCE; END; EVENT.

    Synonyms:
    consequent, effect, end, end, event, issue, outcome, outgrowth, result, sequel, upshot

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  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun

    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

    Synonyms:
    aftermath, progeny, resolution, issuing, case, government issue, military issue, return, takings, burden, resultant, payoff, core, take, publication, answer, impression, resultant role, event, upshot, subject, effect, topic, solvent, offspring, egress, gist, outlet, termination, exit, number, essence, yield, moment, emergence, outcome, way out, proceeds, issue, force, solution, final result, import, matter, result, issuance

  2. consequence, aftermathnoun

    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

    Synonyms:
    issue, import, backwash, effect, moment, event, upshot, wake, aftermath, outcome, result

  3. consequence, import, momentnoun

    having important effects or influence

    "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

    Synonyms:
    instant, event, import, second, minute, bit, aftermath, present moment, effect, result, moment, signification, importee, meaning, implication, here and now, importation, mo, upshot, significance, issue, outcome

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. consequencenoun

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

    Synonyms:
    result, effect, issue, event, sequence, sequel, outcome, upshot, eventuality, pursuance, importance, moment, weight

How to use consequence in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Dickson:

    Once they realize how many people might take them up on that opportunity, and once they realize how much the party might shrink as a consequence, they decided it wasn't worth the trouble.

  2. Ken Campbell:

    The general hypothesis is that - first of all, these monkeys were very small, they’re about the size of a small squirrel with a long tail. So they’re very small and as a consequence their food and water requirements would be much less than if they were very large. So the general hypothesis is that there were monkeys on a river bank. During flood season, trees get swept into the river and carried out to the ocean. As vegetation rafts, [the trees are] carried across on the Atlantic based on wind and current directions. This remains a hypothesis- there’s no proof yet, although the similarities between the monkeys suggests that it did happen.

  3. Rebecca Heinrichs:

    As soon as you draw red circles around things you don't want Russia to attack, you're both telling Russia what is most valuable to you and that they can attack anything else without serious consequence, it could actually entice Russia to increase attacks against all the other entities besides those 16 things. We should be complicating Russia’s calculations not making them simpler and certainly not essentially green-lighting any kinds of attacks.

  4. Bud Cranor:

    If you violate a policy, there is a consequence.

  5. Brooks Gump:

    The other key here is the potentially important long-term issue, many patients who pull through may still have cardiac injury and associated long-term cardiovascular issues as a consequence of Covid-19 infection.

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