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in·con·stant

 (ĭn-kŏn′stənt)
adj.
1. Changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason.
2. Fickle; faithless.

in·con′stant·ly adv.

inconstant

(ɪnˈkɒnstənt)
adj
1. not constant; variable
2. fickle
inˈconstancy n
inˈconstantly adv

in•con•stant

(ɪnˈkɒn stənt)

adj.
not constant; changeable: an inconstant breeze; an inconstant friend.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
in•con′stan•cy, n.
in•con′stant•ly, adv.
syn: See fickle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inconstant - likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
unfaithful - not true to duty or obligation or promises; "an unfaithful lover"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
variable - liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"
volatile - evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"
constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

inconstant

adjective
Translations
غَيْر ثابِت، مُتَقَلِّب
nestálý
állhatatlan
óstöîugur, breytilegur
mainīgsnepastāvīgs

inconstant

[ɪnˈkɒnstənt] ADJinconstante, veleidoso

inconstant

[ɪnˈkɒnstənt] adj
[lover] → inconstant(e)
[income] → variable

inconstant

adj person (in friendship) → unbeständig, wankelmütig; (in love) → unstet, wankelmütig; (= variable) weather, qualityveränderlich, unbeständig

inconstant

[ɪnˈkɒnstnt] adjincostante, volubile

inconstant

(inˈkonstənt) adjective
(of people) having feelings, intentions etc which change frequently.
References in classic literature ?
An individual who is observed to be inconstant to his plans, or perhaps to carry on his affairs without any plan at all, is marked at once, by all prudent people, as a speedy victim to his own unsteadiness and folly.
As I thought of all I owed that noble fish, I kneeled by the river's bearded lip, among the nettles and the meadowsweet, and swore by the inconstant moon that trout and I were henceforth kinsmen, and that between our houses should be an eternal amity.
Yates; and though he and Maria are very good friends, I think she likes Sotherton too well to be inconstant.
My acquaintance with these modern poets, and many I do not name because they are so many, has been continuous with their work, and my pleasure in it not inconstant if not equal.
The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs of inconstant leather.
I descended - as I might have known I should, but that he fascinated me with his boyish courtship - into a doll, a trifle for the occupation of an idle hour, to be dropped, and taken up, and trifled with, as the inconstant humour took him.
Such stand simply elevated upon the goodwill and the fortune of him who has elevated them--two most inconstant and unstable things.
I do not think anything would justify me in wishing you to sacrifice all your happiness merely to oblige my brother, because he is my brother, and who perhaps after all, you know, might be just as happy without you, for people seldom know what they would be at, young men especially, they are so amazingly changeable and inconstant.
After this, came the dinner and the letter writing, and some more talking, in the course of which Miss Haredale took occasion to charge upon Dolly certain flirtish and inconstant propensities, which accusations Dolly seemed to think very complimentary indeed, and to be mightily amused with.
He had already had a misgiving that the inconstant actors in that dazzling vision had been doing the same thing the night before last, and would do it again that night, and the next, and for weeks and months to come, though he would not be there.
I will not allow it to be more man's nature than woman's to be inconstant and forget those they do love, or have loved.
On her side the lady, who from time to time blushed, darted with the rapidity of lightning a glance toward the inconstant Porthos; and then immediately the eyes of Porthos wandered anxiously.