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Synonyms for consequence
ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot(noun)

    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, aftermath(noun)

    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, moment(noun)

    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

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

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. consequence(n.)

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

  2. consequence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    deduction, inference, conclusion

  3. consequence(n.)

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

  4. consequence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    importance, moment, weight, interest, concern

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. consequence(n)

    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. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:

    Evolution is gaining the psychic zones of the world... life, being and ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth. The being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence, of that very doubling back upon himself becomes in a flash able to raise himself to a new sphere.

  2. One AFRICOM official:

    The theory is that if China continues unmitigated expansion, both militarily and economically, and we don't compete to protect our influence, the consequence could be that we are edged out of those areas and we lose the ability to address what we perceive as counterterrorism national interests in Africa.

  3. Stanley Milgram:

    The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.

  4. Rebecca Pearson:

    Our data suggest that the symptoms driving the increase in total scores were those related to feeling overwhelmed and stress and anxiety rather than feelings of being down and unmotivated, this supports theories that it is potentially a consequence of the fast-paced modern world.

  5. Robert Redfield:

    Those models that were done, they assumed that only about 50 % of the American public would pay attention to the recommendations. In fact, it would seem, a large majority of the American public are taking the social distancing recommendations to heart -- and I think that's the direct consequence of why you're seeing the numbers are going to be much, much, much, much lower than would've been predicted by the models.

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