- not constant; changeable; fickle; variable: an inconstant friend.
Origin of inconstant
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moody, capricious, vacillating, wavering; undependable, unstable, unsettled, uncertain; mutable, mercurial, volatile. See fickle.
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Examples from the Web for inconstant
Bob Smith: unbalanced, inconstant, and even more of a carpetbagger than the other guy.Sen. Bob Smith: The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave
December 4, 2013
I hope, Fanny, you are not inconstant; I assure you he deserves much better of you.Joseph Andrews Vol. 1
Some are warm, but volatile and inconstant; he was warm too, but steady and unchangeable.Beaux and Belles of England
They bloom together, they wither together; not one of them is inconstant.A Hungarian Nabob
Does he seem so light and inconstant that he needs some discipline?Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8
Charles H. Sylvester
Violet would no more allow me to be supplanted than Percy could be inconstant.'Heartsease
Charlotte M. Yonge
- not constant; variable
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Word Origin and History for inconstant
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason.
- Relating to a structure that normally may or may not be present.
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