inconsistency

[ in-kuh n-sis-tuh n-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF inconsistency
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But Baxter had no reason to regret the inconsistency of his precept and example.

Martin thought the inconsistency a part of his weakness and decay.

May I thus give the mildest rebuke to your inconsistency of conduct?

Such is the inconsistency and weakness of our natures—of my nature, I should say.

And inconsistency with themselves.nature in it than of Claude.

The inconsistency of my scheme with my character made me tremble.

And here we may be charged with inconsistency in making the proposal at all.

I admit the appearance of inconsistency in what I am saying; but there may not be any real inconsistency after all.

There is no consistency in the contents of his mind, and inconsistency does not distress him.

There was an inconsistency in it all that was perplexing, but not so perplexing as to spoil the pleasure of it.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + consistency. Related: Inconsistencies.

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