inconsistent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inconsistent not in agreement
    • adj inconsistent displaying a lack of consistency "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time","inconsistent with the roadmap"
    • adj inconsistent not capable of being made consistent or harmonious "inconsistent accounts"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inconsistent Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous. "Compositions of this nature . . . show that wisdom and virtue are far from being inconsistent with politeness and good humor."
    • Inconsistent Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable. "Ah, how unjust to nature, and himself,
      Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inconsistent Not consistent in conception or in fact; wanting coherence or agreement; discordant; discrepant.
    • inconsistent Lacking self-agreement or uniformity; self-contradicting.
    • inconsistent Synonyms Incongruous, etc. See incompatible. Contradictory. etc. See contrary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inconsistent in-kon-sist′ent not consistent: not suitable or agreeing with: intrinsically incompatible: self-contradictory: changeable, fickle
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Absurdity. A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.”
  • Franklin P. Jones
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    “Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “No well-informed person ever imputed inconsistency to another for changing his mind.”
  • Horatio Smith
    Horatio Smith
    “Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.”
  • Thomas Hardy
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    “Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. in-, not + consistent,: cf. F. inconsistant,

Usage

In literature:

It would be perfectly inconsistent in a well-bred man to think, for fear of being absent.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
It certainly is inconsistent with the manners and habits of good society.
"Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford" by Edward Berens
These are the few redeeming characteristics of one made up of inconsistencies.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745." by Mrs. Thomson
Neither of these would be inconsistent with a continued residence in Albemarle.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
How inconsistent is what is called character!
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Here, too, the interpretation is inconsistent with the facts of the case and the representations of the parable.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Isn't he rather an inconsistent sort of a gentleman?
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
Your excuse is inconsistent, you condemn yourself.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
He may be thought inconsistent, and even so he is.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
She acknowledged in dismay the inconsistency of her conduct.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Mrs. Selby was too shrewd and sensible not to see the inconsistency involved.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
All this may seem inconsistent with what I have said of my fierceness.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
But no, we are to participate in the joy of our fellow-man when that joy is not inconsistent with the will of God.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The preachers are inconsistent, but it is an honourable inconsistency.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Did you ever know such inconsistency?
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
For her moods, like her tempers, used to delight in being somewhat inconsistent and mixed.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
Where then lies the strength of Buddhism, if as a logical structure it is rent from top to bottom by glaring inconsistency?
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
I observed in Mrs. Ranby one striking inconsistency.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
The inconsistency between the assumed character and the actual conduct of P. T. is much too glaring.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
But in Philo these two statements are inconsistent.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
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In poetry:

O, inconsistent teacher,
He'd knowledge give away;
Fill head and heart, from tome of art,
Then take me for his pay.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
O, inconsistent teacher,
He’d knowledge give away;
Fill head and heart, from tome of art,
Then take me for his pay.
"To Sanson (05)" by Madge Morris Wagner
Blush, Christian, blush! for e'en the dark
Untutored heathen see
Thy inconsistency, and lo!
They scorn thy God, and thee!
"The Slave-Auction--A Fact" by Anonymous Americas
Just flies and smiles; beguiles and tries
To lead all 'neath the sunny skies,
With windy inconsistencies
Off the Isles of Peace.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
An eye where love with laughter twinkles,
And songs on kisses still insistent,
Blended with graying hair and wrinkles,
To you, my child, seem inconsistent?
"Anacreon's Apology" by Gamaliel Bradford
'Sir Student,' quoth the maiden, 'you are really quite intense,
And I ever of this honour shall retain the highest sense;
But forgive me, if I venture'--faintly blushing thus she spoke--
'Is not true love inconsistent with tobacco's mundane smoke?'
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

"Due to the supplier's manufacturing inconsistencies, the preformed fuel hoses may develop cracks or holes at either end," according to the recall.
Hurley 's Inconsistency Has Hurt The Hens In 2012.
Robin Hensel thinks Little Falls is discriminating against her by inconsistently enforcing the city's sign ordinance.
Raider girls showed promise, inconsistency in 05-06.
Inconsistency on police budget.
Inconsistency plagues Cubs in loss to Mustangs.
Allen Crabbe battles inconsistency .
Texas coaching staff believes David Ash is still their guy — even with the bouts of inconsistency .
While David Ash is still plagued by bouts of inconsistency (Oklahoma, Kansas), the coaching staff seems to believe they have found their guy.
Injuries, inconsistency plague some Pac-12 quarterbacks.
Tucson News NowInjuries and inconsistency dog some Pac-12 QBs.
Injuries and inconsistency dog some Pac-12 QBs.
Portland shows inconsistency in making big hires.
Inconsistency , trades, Artest, and more.
Why are the Panthers so inconsistent .
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In science:

If the scattering is by electrons, the lack of substantial broadening beyond the typical QSO profile is inconsistent with the scattering electrons having a temperature > 105 K (see, e.g., Cimatti et al. 1996).
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The violation of the integrity c onstraits prevents the agent from continuing its execution in an inconsistent state.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
And this makes it easier to modify any given body of knowledge without introducing unwanted inconsistencies.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
In the literature, there is an inconsistency in the use of the term “Galois”.
Galois corings from the descent theory point of view
The inconsistency between the two values is less than 4%.
About negative refraction and left handed materials
These are situations involving incomplete or even inconsistent information.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We identify several types of redundancies and inconsistencies that may appear and provide operators to remove them.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We deal with this inconsistency by removing both the positive tuple set and all its corresponding singleton tuple sets from the negative component.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We deal with this inconsistency by removing both the negative tuple set and all its corresponding singleton tuple sets from the positive component.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
However, even a brief look at the insert to Fig.1c reveals several inconsistencies.
How to map a pseudogap?
These are situations involving incomplete or even inconsistent information.
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
After introducing extended generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relations, we present operators to remove redundancies and inconsistencies.
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
A generalized disjunctive paraconsistent relation is called normalized if it does not contain any inconsistencies.
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
We identify several types of redundancies and inconsistencies that may appear and provide operators to remove them.
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
Inconsistences can be present in an extended genearlaized disjunctive paraconsistent relation in three situations.
An Extended Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Disjunctive Information
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