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 ?
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.
Nevertheless, by some feminine inconsistency, evidently the circumstance did make them think more of HIM, for a minute later, when they had reentered their own room, Christie remarked, "The idea of petting a man by his family name
Nor were it an inconsistency too improbable to be assigned to human nature, should we suppose a feeling of regret in Hester's mind, at the moment when she was about to win her freedom from the pain which had been thus deeply incorporated with her being.
This was simple and clear, and yet, with cruel inconsistency, whenever he escaped from this nightmare it was to suffer and cry out at the vision of Ona starving.
Her heart was grieved for a state which seemed but the more pitiable from this sort of irritation of spirits, inconsistency of action, and inequality of powers; and it mortified her that she was given so little credit for proper feeling, or esteemed so little worthy as a friend: but she had the consolation of knowing that her intentions were good, and of being able to say to herself, that could Mr.
Has there been any inconsistency on his side to create alarm?
Cruncher, with unconscious inconsistency, "that the worth of YOUR prayers may be?
The inconsistency and recklessness of Traddles were not to be exceeded by any real politician.
But how could I, a poor dazed village lad, avoid that wonderful inconsistency into which the best and wisest of men fall every day?
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?
No portion of the masonry had fallen; and there appeared to be a wild inconsistency between its still perfect adaptation of parts, and the crumbling condition of the individual stones.
With the foolish inconsistency of love I held my peace when I might have plead ignorance of the nature of my offense, or at least the gravity of it, and so have effected, at worst, a half conciliation.