[in-kuh n-sis-tuh n-see]
- the quality or condition of being inconsistent.
- an inconsistent thing, action, remark, etc.
Origin of inconsistency
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Examples from the Web for inconsistency
Independent artist Erika Moen addresses this inconsistency in the inaugural strip of her newest comic series, Oh Joy Sex Toy.‘Oh Joy Sex Toy’: The Internet’s Most Radical Sex-Fueled Comic Strip
May 10, 2014
Last year he proved that he still has electric ability, but his inconsistency and durability concerns are worse than ever.First Mega-Deal Is Done as the NFL’s Free Agent Scrap Begins
March 12, 2014
Inconsistency in Washington politics today is the rule, not the exception, and it goes far beyond bill scoring.Democrats Can’t Accept the Trade Off of a Job-Killing Minimum Wage
Kristen Soltis Anderson
February 20, 2014
There are two levels at which inconsistency or unfair “singling out” might occur.Responding To Critics Of "On Questioning The Jewish State"
March 18, 2013
The basic premise of the 35-page report is that there is an inconsistency between the EU's language and its actions.What We Talk About When We Talk About BDS
November 5, 2012
But Baxter had no reason to regret the inconsistency of his precept and example.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Martin thought the inconsistency a part of his weakness and decay.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
May I thus give the mildest rebuke to your inconsistency of conduct?Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
Such is the inconsistency and weakness of our natures—of my nature, I should say.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
And inconsistency with themselves.nature in it than of Claude.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
- lack of consistency or agreement; incompatibility
- an inconsistent feature or quality
- the property of being inconsistent
- a self-contradictory proposition
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Word Origin and History for inconsistency
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