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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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It can affect people differently and inconsistently - a person may be able to do something one day and then be unable to do it the next.
Additionally, this supplement does not contain responses to questions 4 through 7, because many states answered inconsistently and responses could not be presented reliably.
CONCLUSIONS: Documentation in the Emergency Department is generally of a low standard with observations being done inconsistently and important parameters such as respiration being rarely monitored.
Banks spend a lot of their marketing money promoting their brand, but then they turn around and dilute that investment by communicating inconsistently across communications channels, says Chris Stone, president and CEO of the company.
A member in an electing large LLC may not report any entity-level item inconsistently with the LLC return, even if the member notifies the Service of the inconsistent treatment.
Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom John Hanford said that while China has made progress over the past decades, its policies are ''very inconsistently implemented.
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Unfortunately the word is translated inconsistently into English and does not convey the thread of meaning very well.