Meaning of INCONSISTENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪnkənsɪstənt ]


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.

≠ consistent

ADJ [ disapproval ]


Someone or something that is inconsistent does not stay the same, being sometimes good and sometimes bad.

We had a terrific start to the season, but recently we’ve been inconsistent...

≠ consistent



If two statements are inconsistent , one cannot possibly be true if the other is true.

The evidence given in court was inconsistent with what he had previously told them.

≠ consistent

ADJ : oft ADJ with n


If something is inconsistent with a set of ideas or values, it does not fit in well with them or match them.

This legislation is inconsistent with what they call Free Trade...

≠ consistent

ADJ : v-link ADJ with n

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