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ˌɪn kənˈsɪs təntin·con·sis·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconsistentadjective

    displaying a lack of consistency

    "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"

  2. inconsistentadjective

    not capable of being made consistent or harmonious

    "inconsistent accounts"

  3. discrepant, inconsistentadjective

    not in agreement


  1. inconsistentadjective

    not consistent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inconsistentadjective

    not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous; contradictory

  2. Inconsistentadjective

    not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inconsistent

    in-kon-sist′ent, adj. not consistent: not suitable or agreeing with: intrinsically incompatible: self-contradictory: changeable, fickle.—ns. Inconsist′ence, Inconsist′ency.—adv. Inconsist′ently.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconsistent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconsistent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of inconsistent in a Sentence

  1. Jen Anderson:

    We've been dealing with an inconsistent spread of supplies and PPE throughout the state, it definitely slows things down.

  2. Harriet Martineau:

    Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.

  3. Sally Yates:

    I made a determination that I believed that it was unlawful. I also thought that it was inconsistent with the principles of the Department of Justice, and I said no.

  4. Raj Shah:

    The president doesn’t believe any of the claims Ms. Daniels made in the interview last night were accurate, the president has strongly, clearly and consistently denied these claims. The only one who’s been inconsistent is the one making the claims.

  5. Ambrose Bierce:

    Absurdity, n. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

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