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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCONSISTENT

Neither is politeness at all inconsistent with thorough familiarity.

By an inconsistent twist of fate he was known as Honest John.

Real philanthropy is as inconsistent with exploitation as with cannibalism.

But this beautiful and—shall I say it—inconsistent woman repelled me.

Women retain rights which are inconsistent with father-rule.

This is unnatural and inconsistent you will say, but it is true.

Pages 580, 627: inconsistent hyphenation of after(-)time as in original.

Inconsistent spelling and hyphenation have been retained from the original.

Often its leaps and flickerings are irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable.

Deep thought seems often, if not always, inconsistent at the first blush.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "not agreeing in substance or form," from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + consistent. Related: Inconsistently.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.