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inconsistent

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adjective in·con·sis·tent \-tənt\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inconsistent

  1. :  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>

inconsistently adverb

Examples of inconsistent in a sentence

  1. Customers have been complaining about the inconsistent service they have received.

  2. The pain has been inconsistent.

  3. Her grades have been inconsistent this school year.

  4. Their descriptions of the accident were inconsistent.

  5. The results of the two experiments were inconsistent.

  6. The decision was inconsistent with the company's policy.



1620

First Known Use of inconsistent

1620


INCONSISTENT Defined for Kids

inconsistent

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adjective in·con·sis·tent \ˌin-kən-ˈsi-stənt\

Definition of inconsistent for Students

  1. 1 :  not being in agreement <Their stories are inconsistent.>

  2. 2 :  not staying the same in thoughts or practices <His scores are inconsistent.>





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