con‧se‧quence S3 W2
something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions
Many believe that poverty is a direct consequence of overpopulation.
dire/disastrous/serious etc consequences
Errors in forecasting can have dire consequences.
with ... consequences
He ate some poisonous mushrooms, with fatal consequences.
take/suffer/face the consequences (of something) (=accept the bad results of something you have done)
He broke the law, and now he must face the consequences of his actions.
as a result of something:
Animals have died as a consequence of coming into contact with this chemical.
She was over the age limit and, in consequence, her application was rejected.