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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faithlessness, falseness, fickleness, inconstancynoun

    unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous

  2. inconstancy, changefulnessnoun

    the quality of being changeable and variable


  1. inconstancynoun

    Lack of constancy; lack of consistency in thought, emotion or action.

    Although she loved him for many years, his inconstancy eventually drove her to another.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inconstancynoun

    Unsteadiness; want of steady adherence; mutability of temper or affection.

    Etymology: inconstantia, Lat. inconstance, Fr. from inconstant.

    I have suffered more for their sakes, more than the villanous inconstancy of man is able to bear. William Shakespeare, Mer. Wives of Winds.

    Be made the mark
    For all the people's hate, the princess' curses,
    And his son's rage, or the old king's inconstancy. John Denham.

    Irresolution on the schemes of life which offer to our choice, and inconstancy in pursuing them, are the greatest causes of all our unhappiness. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    As much inconstancy and confusion is there in their mixtures or combinations; for it is rare to find any of them pure and unmixt. John Woodward, Natural History.


  1. inconstancy

    Inconstancy refers to the quality or state of being inconsistent, irregular or changing frequently, particularly in relation to one's behavior, interests, affections, or loyalties. It's often associated with unpredictability or lack of dependability.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inconstancynoun

    the quality or state of being inconstant; want of constancy; mutability; fickleness; variableness

  2. Etymology: [L. inconstantia.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconstancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconstancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of inconstancy in a Sentence

  1. La Rochefoucauld:

    Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another.

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