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Synonyms for inconstant
ɪnˈkɒn stəntin·con·stant

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inconstant

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. inconstant

    fickle, mutable, variable, fitful, unstable, unsteadfast, changeable

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. inconstantadjective

    likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable

    "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare

    unflagging, unfailing, constant, steadfast, unswerving, staunch

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. inconstantadjective

    changeable, fickle, capricious, vacillating, wavering, unsteady, like a weathercock

  2. inconstantadjective

    unstable, mutable, variable, unsettled, uncertain

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  1. inconstantadjective

    fickle, changeable, volatile, flighty, mercurial, variable

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  1. Feltham:

    It was a false maxim of Domitian that he who would gain the people of Rome must promise all things and perform nothing. For when a man is known to be false in his word, instead of a column, which he might be by keeping it, for others to rest upon, he becomes a reed, which no man will vouchsafe to lean upon. Like a floating island, when we come next day to seek it, it is carried from the place we left it in, and, instead of earth to build upon, we find nothing but inconstant and deceiving waves.

  2. André Maurois:

    Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.

  3. John Locke:

    Freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society and made by the legislative power vested in it and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, arbitrary will of another man.

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  • inconstantCatalan, Valencian
  • ασταθήςGreek
  • malkonstantaEsperanto
  • volubile, inconstantFrench
  • anhickyr, kirkinagh, anchinjagh, frittagh, neuhaanaghManx
  • variema, nekonstantaIdo
  • incostante, volubile, discontinuoItalian
  • dēvius, maritimus, mūtābilis, flexibilis, miscīx, mōbilis, īnstabilis, volāticus, lūbricus, incōnstānsLatin
  • непостоянный, изменчивыйRussian

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