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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inconsistent mean? 

INCONSISTENT (adjective)
  The adjective INCONSISTENT has 3 senses:

1. displaying a lack of consistency
2. not capable of being made consistent or harmonious
3. not in agreement

  Familiarity information: INCONSISTENT used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

INCONSISTENT (adjective)

Sense 1inconsistent [BACK TO TOP]


Displaying a lack of consistency

Context examples:

inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time / inconsistent with the roadmap


at odds; conflicting; contradictory; self-contradictory (in disagreement)

discrepant; incompatible (not compatible with other facts)

scratchy; spotty; uneven (lacking consistency)

unconformable (not correspondent)

unreconciled (not made consistent or compatible)


variable (liable to or capable of change)


consistent ((sometimes followed by 'with') in agreement or consistent or reliable)

Sense 2inconsistent [BACK TO TOP]


Not capable of being made consistent or harmonious

Context example:

inconsistent accounts


irreconcilable; unreconcilable (impossible to reconcile)

Sense 3inconsistent [BACK TO TOP]


Not in agreement


discrepant; inconsistent


incongruous (lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness)

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