Meaning of “consequence” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈkɒnsɪkwəns/
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)