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Pronunciation:  `inkun'sistunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not in agreement
  2. [adj]  displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"
  3. [adj]  not capable of being made consistent or harmonious; "inconsistent accounts"

INCONSISTENT is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: at odds(p), conflicting, contradictory, discrepant, incompatible, incongruous, irreconcilable, self-contradictory, spotty, unconformable, uneven, unreconcilable, unreconciled
 Antonyms: consistent
 See Also: variable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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;

   Compositions of this nature . . . show that wisdom and
   virtue are far from being inconsistent with politeness and
   good humor.                                 --Addison.

2. Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to
   principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable.

         Ah, how unjust to nature, and himself, Is
         thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man. --Young.

Syn: Incompatible; incongruous; irreconcilable; discordant;
     repugnant; contradictory.

Usage: {Inconsistent}, {Incongruous}, {Incompatible}. Things
       are incongruous when they are not suited to each
       other, so that their union is unbecoming; inconsistent
       when they are opposed to each other, so as render it
       improper or wrong; incompatible when they can not
       coexist, and it is therefore impossible to unite them.
       Habitual levity of mind is incongruous with the
       profession of a clergyman; it is inconsistent with his
       ordination vows; it is incompatible with his permanent
       usefulness. Incongruity attaches to the modes and
       qualities of things; incompatibility attaches to their
       essential attributes; inconsistency attaches to the
       actions, sentiments, etc., of men.

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