Simple Definition of inconsistent
: not always acting or behaving in the same way
: not continuing to happen or develop in the same way
: having parts that disagree with each other : not in agreement with something
Full Definition of inconsistent
: lacking consistency: as a : not compatible with another fact or claim <inconsistent statements> b : containing incompatible elements <an inconsistent argument> c : incoherent or illogical in thought or actions : changeable d : not satisfiable by the same set of values for the unknowns <inconsistent equations> <inconsistent inequalities>
Examples of inconsistent in a sentence
Customers have been complaining about the inconsistent service they have received.
The pain has been inconsistent.
Her grades have been inconsistent this school year.
Their descriptions of the accident were inconsistent.
The results of the two experiments were inconsistent.
The decision was inconsistent with the company's policy.
First Known Use of inconsistent
INCONSISTENT Defined for Kids
Definition of inconsistent for Students
1 : not being in agreement <Their stories are inconsistent.>
2 : not staying the same in thoughts or practices <His scores are inconsistent.>
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