- the quality or state of being inconsistent
- pl. -·cies an inconsistent act, remark, etc.
The definition of an inconsistency is the state of not being the same throughout.
An example of an inconsistency is when two of the same cocktails taste very different from each other.
- The state or quality of being inconsistent.
- Something inconsistent: many inconsistencies in your proposal.
- One more inconsistency Dean didn't need.
- In fact, he was only consistent in his inconsistency (semper in omnibus varies).
- It is true that the schemes drawn up by chronologists differed widely, as was natural, considering the variety and inconsistency of their documentary data.
- See what gross inconsistency is tolerated.
- A second inconsistency was presented when he was compelled by the researches of Dumas to admit Avogadro's hypothesis; but here he would only accept it for the elementary gases, and denied it for other substances.