inconsistent


inconsistent
adj.
VERBS
appear, be, seem
ADVERB
highly, very, wildly (esp. AmE)
maddeningly (esp. AmE)

The team's offense has been maddeningly inconsistent.

totally, wholly (esp. BrE)
not necessarily
somewhat
apparently
clearly
fundamentally
internally, logically

Her argument is internally inconsistent.

mutually

The two accounts are mutually inconsistent.

PREPOSITION
in

The company is inconsistent in the way it disciplines staff.

with

His statement was inconsistent with other accounts of the events.

Inconsistent is used with these nouns: ↑result

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Inconsistent — In con*sist ent, a. [Pref. in not + consistent: cf. F. inconsistant.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconsistent — INCONSISTÉNT, Ă, inconsistenţi, te, adj. Care este lipsit de consistenţă, de soliditate; neconsistent; fără tărie; slab, moale. – Din fr. inconsistant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Inconsistent ≠ consistent Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

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  • Inconsistent — (v. lat.), unbeständig, unhaltbar; daher Inconsistenz, Unbeständigkeit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Inconsistent — Inconsistent, lat. deutsch, unbeständig; Inconsistenz, Unbeständigkeit …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • inconsistent — (adj.) 1640s, not agreeing in substance or form, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + CONSISTENT (Cf. consistent). Related: Inconsistently …   Etymology dictionary

  • inconsistent — inconsonant, incompatible, incongruous, uncongenial, unsympathetic, discordant, discrepant Analogous words: divergent, disparate, diverse, *different: irreconcilable (see corresponding affirmative verb at ADAPT) Antonyms: consistent Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inconsistent — [adj] contradictory, irregular at odds, at variance, capricious, changeable, conflicting, contrary, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, erratic, fickle, illogical, incoherent, incompatible, in conflict, incongruent, incongruous, inconstant,… …   New thesaurus

  • inconsistent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not consistent. DERIVATIVES inconsistency noun inconsistently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inconsistent — [[t]ɪ̱nkənsɪ̱stənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as inconsistent, you are criticizing them for not behaving in the same way every time a similar situation occurs. You are inconsistent and unpredictable. ...the… …   English dictionary


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