adjective Etymology: Late Latin inconsequent-, inconsequens, from Latin in- + consequent-, consequens consequent Date: 1579 1. a. lacking reasonable sequence ; illogical b. inconsecutive 2. inconsequential 2 3. irrelevantinconsequently adverb

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  • inconséquent — inconséquent, ente [ ɛ̃kɔ̃sekɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1551, repris XVIIIe; lat. inconsequens 1 ♦ (Choses) Qui n est pas conforme à la logique. ⇒ absurde. Comportement, raisonnement inconséquent. ♢ (fin XIXe) Dont on n a pas calculé les conséquences (qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inconséquent — inconséquent, ente (in kon sé kan, kan t ) adj. 1°   Où il n y a pas de conséquence. Raisonnement inconséquent. •   Que nos idées sont justes ou inconséquentes, obscures ou lumineuses, selon que nos organes sont plus ou moins solides, plus ou… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inconsequent — inconsequent, inconsequential The two words overlap considerably in meaning. Both are used to mean ‘not following naturally; lacking logical sequence’, but when, for example, an argument is a disconnected one it would normally be described as… …   Modern English usage

  • Inconsequent — In*con se*quent, a. [L. inconsequens: cf. F. incons[ e]quent. See {In } not, and {Consequent}.] Not following from the premises; not regularly inferred; invalid; not characterized by logical method; illogical; arbitrary; inconsistent; of no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inconsequent — (v. lat.), nicht folgerecht, unbeständig; daher Inconsequenz, s. Consequenz 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inconsequent — Inconsequent, lat. deutsch, folgewidrig; Inconsequenz, Folgewidrigkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inconsequent — index disproportionate, extraneous, impertinent (irrelevant), inapposite, incongruous, inconsequential, irrelevant …   Law dictionary

  • inconsequent — (adj.) 1570s, not following as a logical conclusion, from L. inconsequentem (nom. inconsequens) not logically connected, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + consequens, pp. of consequi to follow (see CONSEQUENCE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inconsequent — [in kän′si kwent΄, in kän′sikwənt] adj. [L inconsequens] not consequent; specif., a) not following as a result b) not following as a logical inference or conclusion; irrelevant c) not proceeding in logical sequence; characterized by lack of logic …   English World dictionary

  • inconsequent — inconsequence, inconsequentness, n. inconsequently, adv. /in kon si kwent , kweuhnt/, adj. 1. characterized by lack of proper sequence in thought, speech, or action. 2. characterized by lack of logical sequence; illogical; inconsecutive:… …   Universalium

  • INCONSÉQUENT — ENTE. adj. Qui agit, qui parle sans se conformer à ses propres principes. Il est aussi inconséquent dans sa conduite que dans ses propos. On le dit aussi Des choses, dans un sens analogue. Raisonnement inconséquent. Propos inconséquents. Conduite …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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