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inconsistency Line breaks: in|con¦sist|ency
Pronunciation: /ɪnkənˈsɪst(ə)nsi/

Definition of inconsistency in English:

noun (plural inconsistencies)

[mass noun]
1The fact or state of being inconsistent: the inconsistency between his expressed attitudes and his actual behaviour
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  • The bias and inconsistency is so bad that it is actually painful for him.
  • There is no inconsistency between the express words of the policies and that custom.
  • First, there is no inconsistency between apparently selfless acts and the fact of our biology.
1.1 [count noun] An inconsistent aspect or element: a book riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions
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  • His evidence was riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions, the court heard.
  • I agree that the inconsistencies were a significant aspect of the defence case.
  • Solid, there's no glaring inconsistencies through the film that distract you.


Mid 17th century: from inconsistent, on the pattern of consistency.

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