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inconsistent

Syllabification: in·con·sist·ent
Pronunciation: /ˌinkənˈsist(ə)nt
 
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Definition of inconsistent in English:

adjective

1Not staying the same throughout: police interpretation of the law was often inconsistent
More 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  • The present law is foolish, outdated, inconsistent, and ridiculous.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 children
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
erratic, changeable, unpredictable, variable, varying, changing, inconstant, unstable, irregular, fluctuating, unsteady, unsettled, uneven;
self-contradictory, contradictory, paradoxical;
technical labile
1.2 (inconsistent with) Not compatible or in keeping with: he had done nothing inconsistent with his morality
More 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.
Synonyms
incompatible with, conflicting with, in conflict with, at odds with, at variance with, differing from, contrary to, in opposition to, (diametrically) opposed to, irreconcilable with, out of keeping with, out of step with;
antithetical to

Derivatives

inconsistently

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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