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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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