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"consequence" in British English

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consequencenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kwəns/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
B2 a ​result of a ​particularaction or ​situation, often one that is ​bad or not ​convenient: Not making a will can have serious consequences for ​yourchildren and other ​familymembers. Scientists ​think it is ​unlikely that any ​species will ​actuallybecomeextinct as a consequence of the ​oilspill. 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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(Definition of consequence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consequencenoun

 us   /ˈkɑn·sɪ·kwəns, -ˌkwens/
  • consequence noun (RESULT)

[C usually pl] a ​result of an ​action or ​situation, esp. (in the ​plural) a ​badresult: For someone who is ​old and ​weak, the consequences of a ​brokenhip can be ​serious.
  • consequence noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] the ​condition of having a ​lastingeffect; ​importance: Last ​summer there were 15 ​hurricanes, but only one was of any consequence.
(Definition of consequence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consequence”
in Korean 결과…
in Arabic عاقِبة…
in Malaysian kesan, kepentingan…
in French conséquence…
in Russian последствие…
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指不好或不利的)結果,後果…
in Italian conseguenza…
in Turkish sonuç, netice…
in Polish konsekwencja…
in Spanish consecuencia, importancia…
in Vietnamese hậu quả, tầm quan trọng…
in Portuguese consequência…
in Thai ผล, ความสำคัญ…
in German die Folge, die Bedeutung…
in Catalan conseqüència…
in Japanese 結果…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指不好或不利的)结果,后果…
in Indonesian akibat, penting…
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