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consequence

noun [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!Outcomes and consequences of little/no consequence C1 (also not of any/much consequence) not important: The money was of little consequence to Tony.Outcomes and consequences
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