inconsistent: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in"kun-sis'tunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking in harmony between the different parts or elements; self-contradictory: an inconsistent story.
  2. lacking agreement, as one thing with another or two or more things in relation to each other; at variance: a summary that is inconsistent with the previously stated facts.
  3. not consistent in principles, conduct, etc.: He's so inconsistent we never know if he'll be kind or cruel.
  4. acting at variance with professed principles.
  5. incompatible (def. 4b).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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