3. Want of stability or uniformity; unsteadiness; changeableness; variableness.

Mutability of temper, and inconsistency with ourselves, is the greatest weakness of human nature.

(In`con*sist"ent) a. [Pref. in- not + consistent: cf. F. inconsistant.]

1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous; contradictory.

Compositions of this nature . . . show that wisdom and virtue are far from being inconsistent with politeness and good humor.

2. Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable.

Ah, how unjust to nature, and himself,
Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man.

Syn. — Incompatible; incongruous; irreconcilable; discordant; repugnant; contradictory. — Inconsistent, Incongruous, Incompatible. Things are incongruous when they are not suited to each other, so that their union is unbecoming; inconsistent when they are opposed to each other, so as render it improper or wrong; incompatible when they can not coexist, and it is therefore impossible to unite them. Habitual levity of mind is incongruous with the profession of a clergyman; it is inconsistent with his ordination vows; it is incompatible with his permanent usefulness. Incongruity attaches to the modes and qualities of things; incompatibility attaches to their essential attributes; inconsistency attaches to the actions, sentiments, etc., of men.

(In`con*sist"ent*ly) adv. In an inconsistent manner.

(In`con*sist"ent*ness), n. Inconsistency. [R.]

(In`con*sist"ing) a. Inconsistent. [Obs.]

(In`con*sol"a*ble) a. [L. inconsolabilis: cf. F. inconsolable. See In- not, and Console.] Not consolable; incapable of being consoled; grieved beyond susceptibility of comfort; disconsolate. Dryden.

With inconsolable distress she griev'd,
And from her cheek the rose of beauty fled.

In`con*sol"a*ble*ness, n.In`con*sol"a*bly, adv.

(In*con"so*nance In*con"so*nan*cy) n. Want of consonance or harmony of sound, action, or thought; disagreement.

(In*con"so*nant) a. [L. inconsonans. See In- not, and Consonant.] Not consonant or agreeing; inconsistent; discordant.In*con"so*nant*ly, adv.

(In`con*spic"u*ous) a. [L. inconspicuus. See In- not, and Conspicuous.] Not conspicuous or noticeable; hardly discernible.In`con*spic"u*ous*ly, adv.In`con*spic"u*ous*ness, n. Boyle.

(In*con"stance) n. [F. See Inconstancy.] Inconstancy. Chaucer.

(In*con"stan*cy) n. [L. inconstantia.] The quality or state of being inconstant; want of constancy; mutability; fickleness; variableness.

For unto knight there was no greater shame,
Than lightness and inconstancie in love.

(In*con"stant) a. [L. inconstans: cf. F. inconstant. See In- not, and Constant.] Not constant; not stable or uniform; subject to change of character, appearance, opinion, inclination, or purpose, etc.; not

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