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[ US /ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt/ ]
[ UK /ɪnkənsˈɪstənt/ ]
  1. not in agreement
  2. not capable of being made consistent or harmonious
    inconsistent accounts
  3. displaying a lack of consistency
    inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time
    inconsistent with the roadmap
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How To Use inconsistent In A Sentence

  • The report is inconsistent with the financial statements.
  • The very first day I discovered the moisture meter in the mixer was not working properly, giving an inconsistent mix and the cement weigh batcher was weighing inconsistent amounts for each batch. Undefined
  • The Court of Appeals held that Hallberg was judicially estopped from indemnity from Portland because his claim was factually inconsistent with claims he made defending the previous suit on which he had prevailed. One less bell to answer (Jack Bog's Blog)
  • If your bills are higher than expected or the clock seems inconsistent on your meter this could pose a warning sign. The Sun
  • The degree of splay is inconsistent even from leg to leg on the same chest.
  • The aim will be to explain how we move from these inconsistent multiplicities to consistent multiplicities… Archive 2008-01-01
  • Because human rights concepts tend to be very elastic and open-ended, they are capable of being given a wide range of meanings, including inconsistent meanings.
  • It is certainly not a convincing retort to point out that: the argument is inconsistent with the existence of a Board having powers as specified under Section 11 of the Broadcasting Act. However, in assenting to the Act, Parliament either did not know what it was doing; or was making an idle gesture, not expecting the Board to promulgate any regulations respecting standards of programs, the character of advertising, the amount of time that may be devoted to advertising, and other matters specifically referred to, in the Act; or as I believe to be much more likely, Parliament consciously denied the argument that broadcasting can be left to the normal criteria and judgments of the market place. A High Standard
  • Finally, we indicate the source of such inconsistent analysis, namely, an effect due to the geometry of tumors, and how to fix it.
  • It seems inconsistent, but the former may help to explain the latter. Times, Sunday Times
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