- 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).
- But even if we date the rise of heresies in the reign of Domitian instead of Trajan, 2 the attributing of this epistle against 2 O n this point (date of the outbreak of heresy) there is some inconsistency in the reported fragments of Hegesippus.
- The inconsistency of selling funeral requisites in the temple of Libitina, seeing that she is identified with Venus, is explained by him as indicating that one and the same goddess presides over birth and death; or the association of such things with the goddess of love and pleasure is intended to show that death is not a calamity, but rather a consummation to be desired.
- Aneau pointed out the obvious inconsistency of inculcating imitation of the ancients and depreciating native poets in a work professing to be a defence of the French language.