[ in-kon-stuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈkɒn stənt /


not constant; changeable; fickle; variable: an inconstant friend.

Origin of inconstant

1375–1425; late Middle English inconstaunt < Latin inconstant- (stem of inconstāns) changeable. See in-3, constant

Related forms

in·con·stan·cy, nounin·con·stant·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inconstancy


/ (ɪnˈkɒnstənt) /


not constant; variable

Derived Forms

inconstancy, nouninconstantly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for inconstancy


[ ĭn-kŏnstənt ]


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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