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Reciprocally contradictory or repugnant.

Things are said to be inconsistent when they are contrary to each other to the extent that one implies the negation of the other. For example, a city ordinance might be inconsistent with a state statute; or two defenses to a crime, such as the defenses of alibi and Self-Defense, are inconsistent.


adjective at variance, capricious, changeable, conflicting, contradictory, contrarius, contrary, different, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, divergent, erratic, fickle, fitful, flighty, illogical, incongruous, inconsonant, inconstans, inconstant, irreconcilable, jarring, lacking accord, lacking harmony, moody, mutable, notional, paradoxical, unstable, unsteady, unsuitable, vacillating, variable, volatile
Associated concepts: alternative pleadings, inconsistent causes of action, inconsistent defenses, inconsistent stateeents, inconsistent verdict
See also: anomalous, contradictory, deranged, desultory, disconnected, discordant, discriminating, disjunctive, disordered, disparate, disproportionate, dissenting, divergent, illogical, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incommensurate, incompatible, incongruous, inept, ludicrous, miscellaneous, opposite, repugnant, sophistic, unusual
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