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inconsistent

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinconsistentin‧con‧sis‧tent /ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt◂/ ●○○ AWL adjective  1 DIFFERENTtwo statements that are inconsistent cannot both be true syn contradictory opp consistent The accounts of the witnesses are inconsistent.inconsistent with His results are inconsistent with our data.2 BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONSnot right according to a particular set of principles or standards opp consistentinconsistent with His conduct was inconsistent with what is expected of a congressman.3 CHANGE/BECOME DIFFERENTinconsistent behaviour, work etc changes too often from good to bad opp consistent The team’s performance has been highly inconsistent this season.
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inconsistentThe main criticism of the argument from analogy is that these two assumptions are inconsistent.Alarmingly, the character and quality of these early childhood programs is very inconsistent.People feel threatened when decision-making is inconsistent and arbitrary.People feel threatened when decision-making is inconsistent and arbitrary.Students are rightfully upset by the college's inconsistent grading policy.Very inconsistent, much having to do with poor communication between coach and players.This prevents individual funds adopting financing policies which may be inconsistent or dysfunctional for the authority as a whole.A succession of injuries produced an inconsistent season for one of our best players.The team's performance has been extremely inconsistent this season.Besides, there is nothing inconsistent with free will or even chastity in this view of life.Is simplification as a pedagogic strategy inconsistent with the principles of a communicative approach to language teaching?It often seems to be supposed that a concern for grammar is inconsistent with the principles of communicative language teaching.inconsistent withWarren's conservative views seem inconsistent with his upbringing in a poor neighborhood.For her, believing in God is not inconsistent with marveling at scientific discoveries.
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