inconstant

[ in-kon-stuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈkɒn stənt /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. inconsolable,
  2. inconsonant,
  3. inconspicuous,
  4. inconstance,
  5. inconstancy,
  6. inconsumable,
  7. incontestability clause,
  8. incontestable,
  9. incontinence,
  10. incontinency

Origin of inconstant

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

Related formsin·con·stan·cy, nounin·con·stant·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inconstancy

inconstant

/ (ɪnˈkɒnstənt) /

adjective

not constant; variable
fickle
Derived Formsinconstancy, nouninconstantly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inconstancy
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Medicine definitions for inconstancy

inconstant

[ ĭn-kŏnstənt ]

adj.

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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