inconsistency


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in·con·sis·ten·cy

 (ĭn′kən-sĭs′tən-sē)
n. pl. in·con·sis·ten·cies
1. The state or quality of being inconsistent.
2. Something inconsistent: many inconsistencies in your proposal.

inconsistency

(ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. lack of consistency or agreement; incompatibility
2. an inconsistent feature or quality
3. (Logic) logic
a. the property of being inconsistent
b. a self-contradictory proposition

in•con•sist•en•cy

(ˌɪn kənˈsɪs tən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the quality or condition of being inconsistent.
2. something that is inconsistent: a report full of inconsistencies.
Often, in`con•sist′ence.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inconsistency - the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
contradictoriness - the relation that exists when opposites cannot coexist
2.inconsistency - the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts
nonuniformity - the quality of being diverse and interesting
consistence, consistency - a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

inconsistency

noun
1. unreliability, instability, unpredictability, fickleness, unsteadiness His worst fault was his inconsistency.

inconsistency

noun
A marked lack of correspondence or agreement:
Translations
nedůslednostneslučitelnost
inkonsekvensuforenelighed
következetlenség
ósamkvæmni
tutarsızlık

inconsistency

[ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ] N
1. (= inconsistent nature) [of behaviour] → carácter m contradictorio or incongruente; [of statement, account, evidence, policy] → falta f de coherencia
his worst fault is his inconsistencysu peor defecto es que es un inconsecuente
2. (= contradiction) → contradicción f

inconsistency

[ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsi] n
[person] → inconséquence f
[work] → irrégularité f
[discipline, regulations] → manque m de constance
(= conflict) → contradiction f
inconsistency between
the inconsistency between his political and his religious beliefs → la contradiction entre ses croyances politiques et religieuses
(in statement, evidence)contradiction f
the inconsistencies in his evidence → les contradictions dans son témoignage

inconsistency

n
(= contradictoriness)Widersprüchlichkeit f, → Ungereimtheit f; the inconsistencies in his evidencedie Widersprüche in seiner Aussage
(= unevenness: of work, in quality etc)Unbeständigkeit f

inconsistency

[ˌɪnkənˈsɪstnsɪ] n
a. (of actions) → contraddizione f, incoerenza; (of work) → irregolarità
b. (of statement) → incongruenza

inconsistent

(inkənˈsistənt) adjective
1. (often with with) contradictory in some way; not in agreement. What you're saying today is quite inconsistent with the statement you made yesterday.
2. changeable, eg in standard. His work is inconsistent.
ˌinconˈsistency noun
(plural inconˈsistencies).

inconsistency

n. inconsistencia.
References in classic literature ?
With dim lights and tangled circumstance they tried to shape their thought and deed in noble agreement; but after all, to common eyes their struggles seemed mere inconsistency and formlessness; for these later-born Theresas were helped by no coherent social faith and order which could perform the function of knowledge for the ardently willing soul.
As an example of motiveless degradation of character, we have Menelaus in the Orestes: of character indecorous and inappropriate, the lament of Odysseus in the Scylla, and the speech of Melanippe: of inconsistency, the Iphigenia at Aulis,--for Iphigenia the suppliant in no way resembles her later self.
But, on the other hand, the seeming discrepancies of the Republic may only arise out of the discordant elements which the philosopher has attempted to unite in a single whole, perhaps without being himself able to recognize the inconsistency which is obvious to us.
Said Peter 'Though I cannot sound The depths of such a man as you, Yet in your character I've found An inconsistency or two.
Yet such is human inconsistency that one of the interests of the new place to her was the accidental virtues of its lying near her forefathers' country (for they were not Blakemore men, though her mother was Blakemore to the bone).
I saw no inconsistency. Their talk seemed to open to one the brilliant world in which they lived; every sentence made one older and wiser, every pleasantry enlarged one's horizon.
With an inconsistency as monstrous as anything in this awful nightmare, they had helped the healer, and tended the wounded man with the gentlest solicitude-- had made a litter for him and escorted him carefully from the spot-- had then caught up their weapons and plunged anew into a butchery so dreadful, that the Doctor had covered his eyes with his hands, and swooned away in the midst of it.
Is there not a manifest inconsistency in devolving upon the federal government the care of the general defense, and leaving in the State governments the EFFECTIVE powers by which it is to be provided for?
good-nature will pardon any inconsistency or absurdity which my
And on the next page: "It may sound paradoxical to say that one cannot observe the process (or relation) of observation, and yet may be certain that there is such a process: but there is really no inconsistency in the saying.
"It's well enough for me to go out with Laurie, but not well enough to go to the Hummels'," said Jo, laughing, but looking a little ashamed of her inconsistency.
Having no resources within himself, he was com- pelled to be the copyist of many, and being such, he was forever the victim of inconsistency; and of con- sequence he was an object of contempt, and was held as such even by his slaves.