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Synonyms for inconsistent
ˌɪn kənˈsɪs təntin·con·sis·tent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inconsistent

    Two or more things that do not fit well together, or are not adapted to each other, are said to be incongruous; a thing is said to be incongruous that is not adapted to the time, place, or occasion; the term is also applied to a thing made up of ill-assorted parts or inharmonious elements. Discordant is applied to all things that jar in association like musical notes that are not in accord; inharmonious has the same original sense, but is a milder term. Incompatible primarily signifies unable to sympathize or feel alike; inconsistent means unable to stand together. Things are incompatible which can not exist together in harmonious relations, and whose action when associated tends to ultimate extinction of one by the other. Inconsistent applies to things that can not be made to agree in thought with each other, or with some standard of truth or right; slavery and freedom are inconsistent with each other in theory, and incompatible in fact. Incongruous applies to relations, unsuitable to purpose or use; two colors are incongruous which can not be agreeably associated; either may be unsuitable for a person, a room, or an occasion. Incommensurable is a mathematical term, applying to two or more quantities that have no common measure or aliquot part.

    absurd, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, discordant, discrepant, ill-matched, inapposite, inappropriate, incommensurable, incompatible, incongruous, inharmonious, irreconcilable, mismatched, mismated, repugnant, unsuitable

    accordant, agreeing, compatible, consistent, harmonious, suitable

    The illustrations were incongruous with the theme.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconsistentadjective

    displaying a lack of consistency

    "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"


    unchanging, self-consistent, conformable, congruent, reconcilable, consistent, agreeable, consonant, pursuant(p), concordant, reconciled, congruous, accordant

  2. inconsistentadjective

    not capable of being made consistent or harmonious

    "inconsistent accounts"


    self-consistent, agreeable, congruent, consonant, accordant, unchanging, pursuant(p), reconciled, congruous, consistent, reconcilable, concordant, conformable

  3. discrepant, inconsistentadjective

    not in agreement

    at variance(p), incompatible, discrepant, dissonant

    reconciled, conformable, agreeable, consonant, consistent, unchanging, self-consistent, congruent, reconcilable, pursuant(p), accordant, concordant, congruous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inconsistentadjective

    incongruous, incompatible, unsuitable, incoherent, irreconcilable, discrepant

  2. inconsistentadjective

    contrary, contradictory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inconsistentadjective

    disagreeing, incoherent, contradictory, discrepant, incompatible

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  1. Sinem Buber:

    They will definitely run from you when you start asking more questions, if they start giving you inconsistent answers or not answering your questions properly, you know that's not a real job.

  2. Elaine Weinstein:

    Unfortunately, the assistance we received from other elements of the U.S. Government was inconsistent and disappointing over the course of three and a half years, we hope that my husband's death and the others who have faced similar tragedies in recent months will finally prompt the U.S. Government to take its responsibilities seriously and establish a coordinated and consistent approach to supporting hostages and their families.

  3. Vaile Wright:

    What we know from research on previous pandemics is that psychological distress is increased when leaders provide inconsistent, unclear and non-scientifically based information to the people that they lead, these inconsistent messages drive up stress and distress.

  4. Dev Stahlkopf:

    Based on the limited information available to us in this case, we feel the secrecy order was too broadly drawn and is inconsistent with the U.S. government's policy that secrecy orders be narrowly tailored.

  5. Valerie Jarrett:

    I think Joe Biden will speak about Joe Biden values and Joe Biden core values of the Democratic Party that represents the best interest of all Americans, i think Joe Biden will also contrast to what's happening today, similar to what President Obama -- the policies and the rhetoric that we're hearing today is inconsistent with those values.

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