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[kon-si-kwen-shuh l] /ˌkɒn sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/

following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent.
following as a logical conclusion or inference; logically consistent.
of or importance:
a consequential man in his field.
self-important; pompous.
important or significant
self-important; conceited
following as a consequence; resultant, esp indirectly: consequential loss

1620s, from consequent (Latin consequentia) + -al (1). Meaning “pregnant with consequences, important” is recorded from 1728. Related: Consequentially (c.1600).


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