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Wordnet 3.0


1. displaying a lack of consistency;
- Example: "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"
- Example: "inconsistent with the roadmap"

2. not capable of being made consistent or harmonious;
- Example: "inconsistent accounts"

3. not in agreement;
[syn: discrepant, inconsistent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inconsistent \In`con*sist"ent\, a. [Pref. in- not + consistent: cf. F. inconsistant.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous. [1913 Webster] Compositions of this nature . . . show that wisdom and virtue are far from being inconsistent with politeness and good humor. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable. [1913 Webster] Ah, how unjust to nature, and himself, Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man. --Young. Syn: Incompatible; incongruous; irreconcilable; discordant; repugnant; contradictory. Usage: Inconsistent, Incongruous, Incompatible. Things are incongruous when they are not suited to each other, so that their union is unbecoming; inconsistent when they are opposed to each other, so as render it improper or wrong; incompatible when they can not coexist, and it is therefore impossible to unite them. Habitual levity of mind is incongruous with the profession of a clergyman; it is inconsistent with his ordination vows; it is incompatible with his permanent usefulness. Incongruity attaches to the modes and qualities of things; incompatibility attaches to their essential attributes; inconsistency attaches to the actions, sentiments, etc., of men. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inconsistent adj 1: displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap" [ant: consistent] 2: not capable of being made consistent or harmonious; "inconsistent accounts" 3: not in agreement [syn: discrepant, inconsistent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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