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inconstant Explained

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

1402, "fickle, not steadfast," from M.Fr. inconstant, from L. inconstantem, from in- "not" + constantem (see constant). ///

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

adj literary unfaithful in love or friendship// -- inconstancy n [U] //

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

200 Moby Thesaurus words for "inconstant":
adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, brittle, broken,
capricious, careening, catchy, changeable, changeful, changing,
choppy, coquettish, corruptible, deciduous, derelict, desultory,
deviable, deviating, deviative, deviatory, different, disaffected,
disconnected, discontinuous, disloyal, disorderly, disregardful,
divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, dizzy, dying,
eccentric, elusive, ephemeral, erose, erratic, evanescent, faddish,
fading, faithless, false, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, fleeting,
flickering, flighty, flirtatious, flitting, fluctuating,
fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, freakish, fugacious,
fugitive, giddy, guttering, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite,
immethodical, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inattentive,
inconsistent, indecisive, indefinite, infirm, inobservant,
insubstantial, intermittent, intermitting, irregular, irresolute,
irresponsible, jagged, jerky, light, lubricious, lurching, mazy,
mercurial, momentary, moody, mortal, motley, mutable, negligent,
nonadherent, noncompliant, nonconforming, nonconformist,
nondurable, nonobservant, nonpermanent, nonstandard, nonuniform,
not true to, of bad faith, passing, patchy, perishable,
pluralistic, protean, quicksilver, ragged, rambling, recreant,
restless, rough, roving, scatterbrained, scrappy, shapeless,
shifting, shifty, short-lived, shuffling, skittish, snatchy,
spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spineless, sporadic,
spotty, staggering, temperamental, temporal, temporary, ticklish,
toying, transient, transitive, transitory, trothless,
unaccountable, uncertain, uncompliant, unconforming, uncontrolled,
undependable, undisciplined, undurable, unenduring, unequable,
unequal, uneven, unfaithful, unfixed, unloyal, unmethodical,
unmetrical, unobservant, unorthodox, unpredictable, unregular,
unreliable, unrestrained, unrhythmical, unsettled, unstable,
unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsystematic,
untrue, ununiform, vacillating, vagrant, vague, variable,
variegated, variform, various, varying, veering, versatile,
vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton,
wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, wishy-washy, wobbling,

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

[ADJ] (Changeableness): changeable, changeful, changing, mutable, variable, versatile, inconstant, unsteady, unstable, unfixed, unsettled, fluctuating, restless, agitated, erratic, fickle, irresolute, capricious, touch and go, fitful, spasmodic, alterable, plastic, transient, wavering.

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

(formal) not faithful in love or friendship
inconstancy noun [U]

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

Inconstant \In*con"stant\, a. [L. inconstans: cf. F. inconstant.
See {In-} not, and {Constant}.]
Not constant; not stable or uniform; subject to change of
character, appearance, opinion, inclination, or purpose,
etc.; not firm; unsteady; fickle; changeable; variable; --
said of persons or things; as, inconstant in love or
friendship. ``The inconstant moon.'' --Shak.

While we, inquiring phantoms of a day, Inconstant as
the shadows we survey! --Boyse.

Syn: Mutable; fickle; volatile; unsteady; unstable;
changeable; variable; wavering; fluctuating.

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

adj : likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent
reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an
inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant
moon"- Shakespeare [ant: {constant}]

inconstant at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* inconstaunt Inter: qualifier » obsolete


Inter: prefix » in|constant


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Not constant; wavering.


    Inter: trans-top » not constant
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|inconstant
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|volubile
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ασταθής|sc=Grek
    • Ido: Inter: t- » io|nekonstanta, Inter: t+ » io|variema
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|incostante, Inter: t+ » it|discontinuo, Inter: t+ » it|volubile

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|inconstans|alt=incōnstāns, Inter: t- » la|mutabilis|alt=mūtābilis, Inter: t- » la|miscix|alt=miscīx, Inter: t- » la|instabilis|alt=īnstabilis, Inter: t- » la|lubricus|alt=lūbricus, Inter: t- » la|volaticus|alt=volāticus, Inter: t+ » la|mobilis|alt=mōbilis, Inter: t- » la|maritimus, Inter: t- » la|flexibilis, Inter: t- » la|devius|alt=dēvius
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|neuhaanagh, Inter: t- » gv|kirkinagh, Inter: t- » gv|anhickyr, Inter: t- » gv|anchinjagh, Inter: t- » gv|frittagh
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|непостоянный|tr=nepostojánnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|изменчивый|tr=izménčivyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    From Inter: prefix » in|constant.


    * Inter: rhymes » ant|lang=ca


    Inter: ca-adj » f=inconstant|fpl=inconstants
  • Inter: l » en|inconstant

  • Translation: et » inconstant
    Translation: el » inconstant
    Translation: fr » inconstant
    Translation: io » inconstant
    Translation: id » inconstant
    Translation: ta » inconstant
    Translation: vi » inconstant
    Translation: zh » inconstant