consequence - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. a result or effect of something

    She said exactly what she felt, without fear of the consequences.

    consequence of:

    The consequence of such policies will inevitably be higher taxes.

    serious/disastrous/dire consequences:

    Climate change could have disastrous consequences for farmers.

    economic/social/health consequences:

    Consider the long-term health consequences carefully before deciding.