Inconsistent



[in-kuh n-sis-tuh nt] /ˌɪn kənˈsɪs tənt/

adjective
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 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.
Logic. (def 4b).
/ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt/
adjective
1.
lacking in consistency, agreement, or compatibility; at variance
2.
containing contradictory elements
3.
irregular or fickle in behaviour or mood
4.
(maths) Also incompatible. (of two or more equations) not having one common set of values of the variables: x + 2y = 5 and x + 2y = 6 are inconsistent
5.
(logic) (of a set of propositions) enabling an explicit contradiction to be validly derived
adj.

1640s, “not agreeing in substance or form,” from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + consistent. Related: Inconsistently.

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