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inconsistency at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


inconsistency at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural inconsistencies //
1 [U] when someone keeps changing their behaviour, reactions etc so that other people become confused: → consistency//
2 [U and C] a situation in which two statements are different and cannot both be true: contradiction// --There were several glaring inconsistencies (=very noticeable differences) in his report.// inconsistency between// --Defence counsel looks for inconsistency between witness statements.//

inconsistency at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

175 Moby Thesaurus words for "inconsistency":
aloofness, ambiguity, ambivalence, anarchy, antagonism, antilogy,
antinomy, antipathy, antithesis, asymmetry, capriciousness,
changeability, changeableness, chaos, choppiness, clashing,
collision, conflict, confrontation, confusion, contradiction,
contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety,
contrast, counterposition, cross-purposes, dappleness, departure,
desultoriness, deviability, deviation, difference, differentiation,
diffusion, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disconformity,
discongruity, discontinuity, discordance, discrepancy,
discreteness, disjunction, dislocation, disorder, disparity,
dispersal, dispersion, disproportion, disproportionateness,
dissent, dissimilarity, dissolution, dissonance, distinction,
distinctness, divarication, divergence, divergency,
diversification, diversity, eccentricity, entropy, equivocality,
erraticism, far cry, fickleness, flightiness, freakishness, heresy,
heterodoxy, heterogeneity, hostility, illogic, illogicality,
illogicalness, impulsiveness, inaccordance, incoherence,
incommensurability, incompatibility, inconclusiveness, incongruity,
inconsonance, inconstancy, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony,
inimicalness, instability, invalidity, irrationality,
irreconcilability, irregularity, jerkiness, mercuriality, mixture,
moodiness, motleyness, mutability, nonadhesion, noncohesion,
noncompliance, nonconcurrence, nonconformability, nonconformance,
nonconformism, nonconformity, nonobservance, nonstandardization,
nonuniformity, odds, oppositeness, opposition, opposure,
oppugnance, oppugnancy, originality, otherness, oxymoron, paradox,
perversity, pluralism, polarity, protest, raggedness,
reasonlessness, recalcitrance, recusance, recusancy,
refractoriness, repugnance, restlessness, scattering,
self-contradiction, senselessness, separateness, shiftiness,
showdown, unadherence, unadhesiveness, uncertainty,
unconformability, unconformism, unconformity, undependability,
unevenness, unfixedness, unlikeness, unorthodoxy, unpredictability,
unreasonableness, unreliability, unscientificness, unsettledness,
unsoundness, unstableness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness,
untenableness, untenacity, variability, variance, variation,
variegation, variety, variousness, versatility, wantonness,
wavering, waywardness, whimsicality

inconsistency at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disagreement): disagreement, discord, discordance, dissonance, dissidence, discrepancy, lack of conformity, incongruity, misalliance, dissension, conflict, opposition, bickering, clashing, misunderstanding, argument, quarrel, wrangle, disparity, mismatch, disproportion, dissimilitude, inequality, disproportionateness, variance, divergence, repugnance, unfitness, inaptitude, impropriety, inapplicability, inconsistency, irrelevancy, intrusion, interference, inappropriateness.

[N] (Absurdity): absurdity, absurdness, imbecility, nonsense, paradox, aporia, inconsistency, blunder, muddle, farrago, disorder, chaos.

Inconsistency at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Inconsistency \In`con*sist"en*cy\, n.; pl. {Inconsistencies}.
[Cf. F. inconsistance.]
1. The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in
respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between
two things that both can not exist or be true together;
disagreement; incompatibility.

There is a perfect inconsistency between that which
is of debt and that which is of free gift. --South.

2. Absurdity in argument ore narration; incoherence or
irreconcilability in the parts of a statement, argument,
or narration; that which is inconsistent.

If a man would register all his opinions upon love,
politics, religion, and learning, what a bundle of
inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at
last! --Swift.

3. Want of stability or uniformity; unsteadiness;
changeableness; variableness.

Mutability of temper, and inconsistency with
ourselves, is the greatest weakness of human nature.

inconsistency at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the relation between propositions that cannot both be true
at the same time [syn: {incompatibility}, {mutual
exclusiveness}, {repugnance}]
2: the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious
uniformity among things or parts [ant: {consistency}]

inconsistency at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » inconsistenc|ies
  • The state of being inconsistent
    1. Inter: logi » c an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true


      * contrariety,

  • deviation,
  • difference
  • disagreement
  • disparity
  • disproportion
  • disproportionateness
  • dissimilarity
  • dissonance
  • divergence
  • incongruity
  • inconsonance
  • inequality
  • paradox
  • unlikeness
  • variance


    * consistency


    Inter: trans-top » state of being inconsistent
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|inconsistentie|f, Inter: t+ » nl|tegenstrijdigheid|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|inconsistência|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|inconsistență

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|mì-chòrdadh|m
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|nedosljenost|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|inconsistencia|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » inconsistency
    Translation: et » inconsistency
    Translation: el » inconsistency
    Translation: fr » inconsistency
    Translation: ko » inconsistency
    Translation: io » inconsistency
    Translation: ka » inconsistency
    Translation: my » inconsistency
    Translation: ja » inconsistency
    Translation: pl » inconsistency
    Translation: ta » inconsistency
    Translation: te » inconsistency
    Translation: vi » inconsistency
    Translation: zh » inconsistency