- 1Not staying the same throughout: police interpretation of the law was often inconsistentMore example sentences
- The Cork referee, who was largely to blame for the incident due to inconsistent decisions throughout gave Gallagher the yellow as well.
- The present law is foolish, outdated, inconsistent, and ridiculous.
- Miller's inconsistent thinking comes through in many other ways.
- 1.1Acting at variance with one’s own principles or former conduct: parents can become inconsistent and lacking in control over their childrenMore example sentences
erratic, changeable, unpredictable, variable, varying, changing, inconstant, unstable, irregular, fluctuating, unsteady, unsettled, uneven; self-contradictory, contradictory, paradoxical; capricious, fickle, flighty, whimsical, unreliable, mercurial, volatile, blowing hot and cold, ever-changing, chameleonlike• technical labile
- To the foreigners, however, Chinese behaviour in this respect seemed inconsistent and dangerously unpredictable.
- I also know that we fickle, inconsistent humans come equipped with varying abilities to perceive flavors.
- This man is incongruous, inconsistent and unreliable and is the latest saviour for the opposition.
- 1.2 (inconsistent with) Not compatible or in keeping with: he had done nothing inconsistent with his moralityMore example sentences
- At this scale, politics has to operate in a way which sometimes is incompatible and inconsistent with micro-scale politics.
- For instance, you might have covert tapes of conversations in which he has said different things inconsistent with his current proposed evidence.
- In my view, their evidence is completely incompatible and inconsistent with such a portrayal.
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- No method of contraception or disease prevention is effective when practiced incorrectly or inconsistently.
- Be consistent - do not behave ambiguously or inconsistently.
- But here again we can easily see how inconsistently such a definition is applied.