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Wordnet 3.0


1. likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable;
- Example: "inconstant affections"
- Example: "an inconstant lover"
- Example: "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inconstant \In*con"stant\, a. [L. inconstans: cf. F. inconstant. See In- not, and Constant.] Not constant; not stable or uniform; subject to change of character, appearance, opinion, inclination, or purpose, etc.; not firm; unsteady; fickle; changeable; variable; -- said of persons or things; as, inconstant in love or friendship. "The inconstant moon." --Shak. [1913 Webster] While we, inquiring phantoms of a day, Inconstant as the shadows we survey! --Boyse. Syn: Mutable; fickle; volatile; unsteady; unstable; changeable; variable; wavering; fluctuating. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inconstant adj 1: likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare [ant: constant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

200 Moby Thesaurus words for "inconstant": adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, brittle, broken, capricious, careening, catchy, changeable, changeful, changing, choppy, coquettish, corruptible, deciduous, derelict, desultory, deviable, deviating, deviative, deviatory, different, disaffected, disconnected, discontinuous, disloyal, disorderly, disregardful, divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, dizzy, dying, eccentric, elusive, ephemeral, erose, erratic, evanescent, faddish, fading, faithless, false, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, fleeting, flickering, flighty, flirtatious, flitting, fluctuating, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, freakish, fugacious, fugitive, giddy, guttering, halting, herky-jerky, heteroclite, immethodical, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inattentive, inconsistent, indecisive, indefinite, infirm, inobservant, insubstantial, intermittent, intermitting, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, jagged, jerky, light, lubricious, lurching, mazy, mercurial, momentary, moody, mortal, motley, mutable, negligent, nonadherent, noncompliant, nonconforming, nonconformist, nondurable, nonobservant, nonpermanent, nonstandard, nonuniform, not true to, of bad faith, passing, patchy, perishable, pluralistic, protean, quicksilver, ragged, rambling, recreant, restless, rough, roving, scatterbrained, scrappy, shapeless, shifting, shifty, short-lived, shuffling, skittish, snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, spineless, sporadic, spotty, staggering, temperamental, temporal, temporary, ticklish, toying, transient, transitive, transitory, trothless, unaccountable, uncertain, uncompliant, unconforming, uncontrolled, undependable, undisciplined, undurable, unenduring, unequable, unequal, uneven, unfaithful, unfixed, unloyal, unmethodical, unmetrical, unobservant, unorthodox, unpredictable, unregular, unreliable, unrestrained, unrhythmical, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsystematic, untrue, ununiform, vacillating, vagrant, vague, variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, veering, versatile, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, wishy-washy, wobbling, wobbly