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consequencenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kwəns/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient: Not making a will can have serious consequences for the people you might wish to benefit. Scientists think it unlikely that any species will actually become extinct as a consequence of the oil spill. I told the hairdresser to do what she wanted to my hair, and look at the consequences! Well, if you insist on eating so much, you'll have to suffer/take (= accept and deal with) the consequences!of little/no consequence C1 (also not of any/much consequence) not important: The money was of little consequence to Tony.
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in Arabic عاقِبة…
in Korean 결과…
in Malaysian kesan, kepentingan…
in French conséquence…
in Turkish sonuç, netice…
in Italian conseguenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指不好或不利的)結果,後果…
in Russian последствие…
in Polish konsekwencja…
in Vietnamese hậu quả, tầm quan trọng…
in Spanish consecuencia, importancia…
in Portuguese consequência…
in Thai ผล, ความสำคัญ…
in German die Folge, die Bedeutung…
in Catalan conseqüència…
in Japanese 結果…
in Indonesian akibat, penting…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指不好或不利的)结果,后果…
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