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Meaning of consequently by Wiktionary Dictionary



    consequent +‎ -ly


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈkɒnsɪˌkwɛntli/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈkɑːnsɪˌkwɛntli/, /ˈkɑːnsəˌkwɛntli/


    consequently ( not comparable )

    1. ( conjunctive ) As a result or consequence of something .
      He didn't wake up early. Consequently, he was late to work .
      • 1668 July 3ʳᵈ, James Dalrymple, “Thomas Rue contra Andrew Houſtoun” in The Deciſions of the Lords of Council & Seſſion I ( Edinburgh, 1683 ), page 548
        He Suſpends on theſe Reaſons, that Thomas Rue had granted a general Diſcharge to Adam Muſhet, who was his Conjunc‍t, and correus debendi, after the alleadged Service, which Diſcharged Muſhet, and conſequently Houstoun his Partner .
    2. ( sequence, obsolete ) subsequently, following after in time or sequence .

    See also

    • consequently in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • consequently in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Explanation of consequently by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. because of the reason given

    2. consequently, he didn't do it
    3. as a consequence

    4. he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held