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inconstant

[in-kon-stuh nt] /ɪnˈkɒn stənt/
adjective
1.
not constant; changeable; fickle; variable:
an inconstant friend.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English inconstaunt < Latin inconstant- (stem of inconstāns) changeable. See in-3, constant
Related forms
inconstancy, noun
inconstantly, adverb
Synonyms
moody, capricious, vacillating, wavering; undependable, unstable, unsettled, uncertain; mutable, mercurial, volatile. See fickle.
Antonyms
steady.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-constant

inconstant

/ɪnˈkɒnstənt/
adjective
1.
not constant; variable
2.
fickle
Derived Forms
inconstancy, noun
inconstantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-constant

inconstant

adj.

c.1400, "fickle, not steadfast," from Middle French inconstant (late 14c.), from Latin inconstantem (nominative inconstans) "changeable, fickle, capricious," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + constantem (see constant). Related: Inconstantly.

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in-constant in Medicine

inconstant in·con·stant (ĭn-kŏn'stənt)
adj.

  1. Changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason.

  2. Relating to a structure that normally may or may not be present.

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