Why Brexit is likely to be one of the most consequential events for America and the world since the end of the Cold War.
Working paper: No Harm, No Foul—The Outcome Bias in Ethical Judgmentshttp://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5893
There are distinct consequences to this new age of “Instant Information.”
"For the Alsops, the Wisners, and the Grahams, it was the beginning of a long, tumultuous, and consequential friendship."
--from THE GEORGETOWN SET: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington by Gregg Herken
consequence Show phonetics
an often bad or inconvenient result of a particular action or situation:
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!
consequent Show phonetics
adjective (ALSO consequential)
happening as a result of something:
Our use of harmful chemicals and the consequent damage to the environment is a very serious matter.
consequently Show phonetics
as a result:
I spent most of my money in the first week and consequently had very little to eat by the end of the holiday.
no harm, no foul
there is no problem if no serious damage was done. In his excitement, he deleted all the files, but they were restored later from a backup copy — no harm, no foul.
Etymology: from the use of this phrase in basketball (= a sport) to say that if an action that is against the rules has no effect on the results of the game, there should be no foul (= punishment)