inconsistency inconsistency  /ˌɪn kən ˈsɪ stən si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
  2. (n) the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts

Usage(s):

  1. Clinton plans to exploit every whiff of inconsistency.
  2. With that dizzying record of stop-go inconsistency, Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne made it even less likely that the citizens of Chicago will miss her erratic leadership.
  3. As much as these missteps have made them groan, Catholic Democrats like Korzen complain that there is an inconsistency in the bishops' actions.

News

  • Monday Morning Manager: A Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

    Last Week: 5-1 This Week: at KC (6/10-12); at MIN (6/14-16) So, What Happened? A week ago Sunday, MMM was gabbing on a weekly podcast he co-hosts , and the subject was the Tigers and their inconsistency. They were coming off a 2-5 week. "Who knows?" MMM said, "Maybe they'll go out and have a great week this week. That's how they roll." That's exactly what they did. A series win over the Tampa ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "When he is relaxed and comfortable and just executing pitches, there may not be a better pitcher in the game," Francona said. "Again, there's been some things he's fighting. Some of it is inconsistency because of work, and it was hard for...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: SI.com

  2. "They're the handiwork of lobbyists, with all the inconsistency and irrationality that involves," McCain said.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Washington Post

  3. "Obviously, Pete's one of my best friends," Beckham said, "so I think it was a hard tackle but by no means a red card. That's the inconsistency, unfortunately, we've got with some of the officials in the league. I've never gone into a tackle...
    on Aug 15, 2009 By: David Beckham Source: Los Angeles Times

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