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inconsistency

[in-kuh n-sis-tuh n-see] /ˌɪn kənˈsɪs tən si/
noun, plural inconsistencies for 2.
1.
the quality or condition of being inconsistent.
2.
an inconsistent thing, action, remark, etc.
Also, inconsistence.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; in-3 + consistency
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Examples from the web for inconsistencies
  • While their eye would accept scenes of violence, their mind began to balk at repeated inconsistencies.
  • Truth is in every sect and party, though they speak inconsistencies among themselves and contradictions to one another.
  • The sophistications of intolerance are refuted by their inconsistencies.
  • No author ever drew a character, consistent to human nature, but what he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
  • Please note that there are some factual inconsistencies in the article.
  • The process finds consistencies and inconsistencies in the works.
  • Its inconsistencies and hypocrisies need to be exposed.
  • At the same time, there are some striking inconsistencies.
  • Scrutinized closely the picture reveals gaps, halts, inconsistencies that strain the imagination of the viewer.
  • But this doesn't justify his meanness or his broad inconsistencies.
British Dictionary definitions for inconsistencies

inconsistency

/ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
lack of consistency or agreement; incompatibility
2.
an inconsistent feature or quality
3.
(logic)
  1. the property of being inconsistent
  2. a self-contradictory proposition
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Word Origin and History for inconsistencies

inconsistency

n.

1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + consistency. Related: Inconsistencies.

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