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  • 1 inconsistent — I adjective at variance, capricious, changeable, conflicting, contradictory, contrarius, contrary, different, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, divergent, erratic, fickle, fitful, flighty, illogical, incompatible, incongruous,… …

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  • 2 Inconsistent — In con*sist ent, a. [Pref. in not + consistent: cf. F. inconsistant.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 inconsistent — INCONSISTÉNT, Ă, inconsistenţi, te, adj. Care este lipsit de consistenţă, de soliditate; neconsistent; fără tărie; slab, moale. – Din fr. inconsistant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Inconsistent ≠ consistent Trimis de siveco,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 4 inconsistent — [in΄kən sis′tənt] adj. not consistent; specif., a) not in agreement, harmony, or accord; incompatible [acts inconsistent with belief] b) not uniform; self contradictory [inconsistent testimony] c) not always holding to the same principles or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Inconsistent — (v. lat.), unbeständig, unhaltbar; daher Inconsistenz, Unbeständigkeit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Inconsistent — Inconsistent, lat. deutsch, unbeständig; Inconsistenz, Unbeständigkeit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 inconsistent — (adj.) 1640s, not agreeing in substance or form, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + CONSISTENT (Cf. consistent). Related: Inconsistently …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 inconsistent — inconsonant, incompatible, incongruous, uncongenial, unsympathetic, discordant, discrepant Analogous words: divergent, disparate, diverse, *different: irreconcilable (see corresponding affirmative verb at ADAPT) Antonyms: consistent Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 inconsistent — [adj] contradictory, irregular at odds, at variance, capricious, changeable, conflicting, contrary, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, erratic, fickle, illogical, incoherent, incompatible, in conflict, incongruent, incongruous, inconstant,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 inconsistent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not consistent. DERIVATIVES inconsistency noun inconsistently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 inconsistent — [[t]ɪ̱nkənsɪ̱stənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as inconsistent, you are criticizing them for not behaving in the same way every time a similar situation occurs. You are inconsistent and unpredictable. ...the… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 inconsistent — adjective 1 ideas or statements that are inconsistent cannot be accepted or believed together because they each state the facts differently: The accounts of the witnesses are inconsistent. (+ with): What the Government says now is inconsistent… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 inconsistent — in|con|sis|tent [ˌınkənˈsıstənt] adj 1.) two statements that are inconsistent cannot both be true = ↑contradictory ≠ ↑consistent ▪ The accounts of the witnesses are inconsistent. inconsistent with ▪ His results are inconsistent with the data we… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 inconsistent — inconsistently, adv. /in keuhn sis teuhnt/, adj. 1. lacking in harmony between the different parts or elements; self contradictory: an inconsistent story. 2. lacking agreement, as one thing with another or two or more things in relation to each… …

    Universalium

  • 15 inconsistent — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ADVERB ▪ highly, very, wildly (esp. AmE) ▪ maddeningly (esp. AmE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 inconsistent — in|con|sis|tent [ ,ınkən sıstənt ] adjective 1. ) containing parts that do not match each other: an inconsistent account of what happened a ) inconsistent with if something is inconsistent with something else, it does not match it: measures that… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 inconsistent — adjective Date: 1620 lacking consistency: as a. not compatible with another fact or claim < inconsistent statements > b. containing incompatible elements < an inconsistent argument > c. incoherent or illogical in thought or actions ; changeable d …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 inconsistent — UK [ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt] / US adjective 1) containing parts that do not match each other an inconsistent account of what happened 2) not always behaving in the same way or producing the same results Why is the Minister so inconsistent in his approach… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 inconsistent — adjective 1) his inconsistent behavior Syn: erratic, changeable, unpredictable, variable, varying, changing, inconstant, unstable, irregular, fluctuating, unsteady, unsettled, uneven; self contradictory, contradictory, paradoxical; …

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  • 20 inconsistent — adjective 1) inconsistent behaviour Syn: erratic, changeable, unpredictable, variable, unstable, fickle, unreliable, volatile; informal up and down 2) he had done nothing inconsistent with his morality Syn: incompatible …

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