- consequence [n1] result, outcome of action aftereffect, aftermath, bottom line*, can of worms*, chain reaction*, effect, end, event, fallout, follow through, follow-up, issue, outgrowth, payback, reaction, repercussion, sequel, sequence, spin-off, upshot, waves*; concept 230 —Ant. beginning, cause, commencement, inception, origin, rise, source, start consequence [n2] importance, significance account, concern, exigency, fame, honor, import, interest, magnitude, moment, momentousness, need, note, pith, portent, renown, reputation, repute, signification, value, weight, weightiness; concept 668 —Ant. insignificance, unimportance, worthlessness consequence [n3] person’s status cachet, dignity, distinction, eminence, notability, position, prestige, rank, repute, standing, state, stature, status; concept 388
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