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Meaning of INCONSTANT

Pronunciation:  in'kânstunt

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

INCONSTANT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: false, fickle, untrue, volatile
 
 Antonyms: constant
 
 See Also: changeable, changeful, unfaithful, unstable, variable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
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