in·con·sis·tent adjective \-tənt\
: 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
: 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>
— in·con·sis·tent·ly adverb
Examples of INCONSISTENT
- 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.
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Related to INCONSISTENT
- clashing, conflicting, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, incompatible, incongruous, inconsonant, inharmonious, mutually exclusive, repugnant, at odds, at variance
- accordant, agreeing, compatible, concordant, conformable (to), congruent, congruous, consistent, consonant, correspondent (with or to), harmonious, nonconflicting
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