from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Displaying or marked by a lack of consistency, especially.
  • adjective Not regular or predictable; erratic.
  • adjective Lacking in correct logical relation; contradictory.
  • adjective Not in agreement or harmony; incompatible.
  • adjective Mathematics Not solvable for the unknowns by the same set of values. Used of two or more equations or inequalities.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous.
  • adjective Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not consistent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not in agreement
  • adjective displaying a lack of consistency
  • adjective not capable of being made consistent or harmonious


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