Meaning of “consequence” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈkɒnsɪkwəns/
Extra Examples
She has to accept the consequences of her actions.The action had serious consequences for his career.If he does leave her, he'll have to face the consequences.I don't think he gave a thought to the consequences of his actions.He meditated on the consequences of his decision.

B2 [ C ] the result of an action or situation, especially a bad result:

The ship capsized, with disastrous consequences.
If you make him angry, you'll have to suffer the consequences.
of little/no consequence formal

not important:

The money was of little consequence to Tony.

(Definition of “consequence” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)