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inconsistent Explained

inconsistent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


inconsistent at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1646, "not agreeing in substance or form," from in- "not" + consistent (q.v.). ///

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

1 two statements that are inconsistent cannot both be true: contradictory// → consistent// --The accounts of the witnesses are inconsistent.// inconsistent with// --His results are inconsistent with the data we produced.//
2 not right according to a particular set of principles or standards: → consistent// inconsistent with// --His conduct was inconsistent with what is expected of a Congressman.//
3 inconsistent behaviour, work etc changes too often from good to bad: → consistent// --The team's performance has been highly inconsistent this season.//

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

245 Moby Thesaurus words for "inconsistent":
abnormal, absonant, absurd, adrift, adversative, adverse,
adversive, afloat, aloof, alternating, amorphous, anomalous,
antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, antonymous, assorted,
at cross-purposes, at odds, at variance, balancing, broken,
capricious, changeable, changeful, changing, choppy, clashing,
compensating, conflicting, confronting, contradictory,
contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrary,
contrary to reason, contrasted, contrasting, converse, counter,
counterbalancing, counterpoised, countervailing, dead against,
departing, desultory, detached, deviable, deviating, deviative,
deviatory, different, differentiated, differing, disaccordant,
disagreeing, disconnected, discontinuous, discordant, discrepant,
discrete, discriminated, disjoined, disorderly, disparate,
disproportionate, dissimilar, dissonant, distinct, distinguished,
divaricate, divergent, diverging, divers, diverse, diversified,
diversiform, dizzy, eccentric, erose, erratic, eyeball to eyeball,
fallacious, fast and loose, faulty, fickle, fitful, flawed,
flickering, flighty, flitting, fluctuating, freakish, gapped,
giddy, heterogeneous, hostile, illogical, impetuous, impulsive,
in disagreement, inaccordant, inauthentic, incoherent,
incommensurable, incommensurate, incompatible, inconclusive,
incongruous, inconsequent, inconsequential, inconsonant,
inconstant, indecisive, infirm, inharmonious, inimical, invalid,
inverse, irrational, irreconcilable, irregular, irresolute,
irresponsible, jagged, jerky, loose, lubricious, many, mazy,
mercurial, moody, motley, multifarious, mutable, nonadherent,
nonadhesive, noncoherent, noncohesive, nonconformist,
nonscientific, nonstandard, nonuniform, not following, obverse,
open, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive,
oppugnant, out of proportion, oxymoronic, paradoxical, paralogical,
perverse, pluralistic, poles apart, poles asunder, ragged,
rambling, reasonless, repugnant, restless, reverse, rough, roving,
scatterbrained, self-annulling, self-contradictory, self-refuting,
senseless, separate, separated, several, shapeless, shifting,
shifty, shuffling, spasmodic, spineless, sporadic, squared off,
temperamental, tenuous, ticklish, unaccountable, unadhesive,
unauthentic, uncertain, uncoherent, uncohesive, unconformable,
unconnected, uncontrolled, undependable, undisciplined, unequable,
unequal, uneven, unfixed, unjoined, unlike, unorthodox,
unphilosophical, unpredictable, unreasonable, unreliable,
unrestrained, unscientific, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water,
unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsystematic, untenacious,
ununiform, vacillating, vagrant, variable, variant, varied,
variegated, variform, various, varying, vicissitudinary,
vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery,
wavy, wayward, whimsical, widely apart, wishy-washy,
without reason, worlds apart

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

[ADJ] (Opposite): contrary, opposite, counter, dead against, converse, reverse, opposed, antithetical, contrasted, antipodean, antagonistic, opposing, conflicting, inconsistent, contradictory, at cross purposes, negative, hostile, differing, diametrically opposite, diametrically opposed, as different as black and white, as different as night and day, quite the contrary, quite the reverse.

[ADJ] (Absurdity): absurd, nonsensical, preposterous, senseless, inconsistent, ridiculous, extravagant, self-contradictory, illogical.

[ADJ] (Caprice): capricious, erratic, eccentric, fitful, inconsistent, fanciful, fantastic, whimsical, captious, arbitrary, fickle, irresolute, frivolous, giddy.

inconsistent at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [not usually before noun] ~ (with sth) if two statements, etc. are inconsistent, or one is inconsistent with the other, they cannot both be true because they give the facts in a different way:
The report is inconsistent with the financial statements. * The witnesses' statements were inconsistent.
2 ~ with sth not matching a set of standards, ideas, etc:
Her behaviour was clearly inconsistent with her beliefs.
3 (disapproving) tending to change too often; not staying the same:
inconsistent results * Children find it difficult if a parent is inconsistent.
inconsistency noun [U, C] (plural inconsistencies):
There is some inconsistency between the witnesses' evidence and their earlier statements. * I noticed a few minor inconsistencies in her argument.
inconsistently adverb

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

Inconsistent \In`con*sist"ent\, a. [Pref. in- not + consistent:
cf. F. inconsistant.]
1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable;
discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character,
sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous;

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

adj 1: displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements";
"inconsistent with the roadmap" [ant: {consistent}]
2: not capable of being made consistent or harmonious;
"inconsistent accounts"
3: not in agreement [syn: {discrepant}]

inconsistent at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt/ˌ /ˌɪŋ-/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%Ink@n"sIst@nt/|/%IN-/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • not consistent


    Inter: trans-top » not consistent
    • Chinese: wúcháng (Inter: zh-ts » 無常|无常)
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|epäjohdonmukainen, Inter: t- » fi|inkonsistentti, Inter: t- » fi|epäkonsistentti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incohérent
    • German: Inter: t- » de|inkonsistent
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|inkonzisztens, Inter: t- » hu|következetlen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|inconsistente
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|neconsistent, Inter: t- » ro|inconsistent
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|рассогласованный
  • Scottish Gaelic: mì-chòrdail
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|inconsistente, Inter: t- » es|inconsecuente

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * nonscientist



    Inter: prefix » in|consistent|lang=ca


    Inter: ca-adj » type=mf
  • Inter: l » en|inconsistent

  • Translation: et » inconsistent
    Translation: el » inconsistent
    Translation: ko » inconsistent
    Translation: io » inconsistent
    Translation: kn » inconsistent
    Translation: lt » inconsistent
    Translation: hu » inconsistent
    Translation: ja » inconsistent
    Translation: pl » inconsistent
    Category: simple:inconsistent -
    Translation: fi » inconsistent
    Translation: sv » inconsistent
    Translation: ta » inconsistent
    Translation: te » inconsistent
    Translation: vi » inconsistent
    Translation: zh » inconsistent