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Pronunciation:  `ink'ânstunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being changeable and variable
  2. [n]  unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous

INCONSTANCY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: changefulness, faithlessness, falseness, fickleness
 Antonyms: constancy, stability
 See Also: capriciousness, changeability, changeableness, infidelity, unfaithfulness, unpredictability



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*con"stan*cy\, n. [L. inconstantia.]
The quality or state of being inconstant; want of constancy;
mutability; fickleness; variableness.

      For unto knight there was no greater shame, Than
      lightness and inconstancie in love.      --Spenser.

Thesaurus Terms
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