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Synonyms 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

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

  2. consequence, aftermathnoun

    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

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

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

  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"

    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

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

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Editors Contribution

  1. reprecussion

    an outcome resulting from an action/decision taken or made.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 29, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    effect (from necessity), RESULT, issue, event, end

  2. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    deduction, inference, conclusion

  3. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    connection, concatenation, consecution, chain of cause and effect, dependence of cause and effect

  4. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    importance, moment, weight, interest, concern

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. consequencenoun

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

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

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How to use consequence in a sentence?

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    Yeah, let me tell you the difference, secretary Kerry, I guess in order to reassure the left-leaning members of his own party, said it would sort be like a pinprick. You know, it really would not be of any great consequence. I don't know whether he had in mind knocking out a couple of camels or what. But this was a strike that was well-planned, well-executed, went right to the heart of the matter, which is using chemical weapons. So had I seen that kind of approach by President Obama, I'm sure I would've signed up.

  2. Ronald Cheng:

    It is certainly a possible consequence that she could be removed back to China.

  3. Georg Gaenswein:

    He would like to stress that this did not happen out of any bad intent, but was the consequence of a mistake in the editorial processing of his statement.

  4. Marek Belka:

    Anyway, (financial watchdog) KNF is going in that direction, when it forbids some banks from paying out dividends, thus strengthening (their) capital base and ability to cover losses, as a consequence, banks will have to save (in preparation) for worse times.

  5. Steven Brown:

    It's a sad situation that we really haven't seen in American history in a very, very long time. we're in a situation of limited resources now, and when you have limited resources, we are in triage situations -- and some people may die as a consequence of this.


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