from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Displaying or marked by a lack of consistency, especially:
- adj. Not regular or predictable; erratic: inconsistent behavior.
- adj. Lacking in correct logical relation; contradictory: inconsistent statements.
- adj. Not in agreement or harmony; incompatible: an intersection inconsistent with the road map.
- adj. Mathematics Not solvable for the unknowns by the same set of values. Used of two or more equations or inequalities.
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- adj. not consistent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous.
- adj. Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not consistent in conception or in fact; wanting coherence or agreement; discordant; discrepant.
- Lacking self-agreement or uniformity; self-contradicting.
- Synonyms Incongruous, etc. See incompatible. Contradictory. etc. See contrary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not in agreement
- adj. displaying a lack of consistency
- adj. not capable of being made consistent or harmonious
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Rooney, who two years ago threatened to cut the MCCA's ties with Aramark, said the authority was simply tired of what he called inconsistent service from Aramark.
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Officials in Woodbury and Washington have, like Torrington, faced residents angry over what they called inconsistent property values and widespread errors.
"You're flooding the place with aid and outside experts speaking in inconsistent voices, and you have nobody at the center," says Easterly.
People fall in love with them because they are “long and athletic”, but they struggle handling the ball and are inconsistent from the perimeter.
I agree that inconsistent is the best way to describe the judging this season.
The use of Atlanta for warlike purposes in inconsistent with its character as a home for families.
To be occasionally inconsistent is almost a mark of vitality in Utopia books, and Swift sometimes inserts a word of praise into a passage that ought to be purely satirical.