1. [syn: consequential, eventful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Consequential \Con`se*quen"tial\, a.
1. Following as a consequence, result, or logical inference;
All that is revealed in Scripture has a
consequential necessity of being believed . . .
because it is of divine authority. --Locke.
These kind of arguments . . . are highly
consequential and concludent to my purpose. --Sir M.
2. Assuming or exhibiting an air of consequence; pretending
to importance; pompous; self-important; as, a
consequential man. See Consequence, n., 4.
His stately and consequential pace. --Sir W.
Consequential damage (Law)
(a) Damage so remote as not to be actionable
(b) Damage which although remote is actionable.
(c) Actionable damage, but not following as an immediate
result of an act.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having important issues or results; "the year's only
really consequential legislation"; "an eventful decision"
[syn: consequential, eventful]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
130 Moby Thesaurus words for "consequential":
absolute, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized,
autocratic, big, big-league, big-name, big-time, bigwig, bigwigged,
charismatic, charming, clothed with authority, commanding,
competent, complacent, comprehensive, consequent, considerable,
conspicuous, controlling, deep, derivational, derivative, dominant,
double-barreled, duly constituted, earthshaking, effective,
effectual, efficacious, eminent, empowered, enchanting, ensuing,
estimable, ex officio, exhaustive, final, following, full,
governing, grand, grave, great, heavy, heavyweight, hegemonic,
hegemonistic, high-powered, imperative, important,
in the limelight, influential, intense, irresistible, leading,
magnetic, main, major, material, maximum, meaningful, mighty,
momentous, monocratic, name, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic,
narcistic, official, outstanding, overproud, overweening,
personable, persuasive, plenary, potent, powerful, preeminent,
prestigious, prominent, puissant, ranking, reputable, resultant,
resulting, ruling, self-admiring, self-approving, self-assuming,
self-complacent, self-congratulating, self-congratulatory,
self-content, self-contented, self-delighting, self-endeared,
self-esteeming, self-gratulating, self-gratulatory, self-important,
self-loving, self-respecting, self-satisfied, self-sufficient,
senior, sequacious, sequent, sequential, serious, significant,
smug, strong, suasive, substantial, superior, supreme, telling,
to the front, total, totalitarian, vain, vainglorious, weighty,