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consistent

adjective uk   /kənˈsɪs.tənt/ us  

consistent adjective (NOT CHANGING)

C2 always behaving or happening in a similar, especially positive, way: There has been a consistent improvement in her attitude. Her work is sometimes good, but the problem is she's not consistent.
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consistent adjective (AGREEING)

C2 [after verb] in agreement with other facts or with typical or previous behaviour, or having the same principles as something else: What the witness said in court was not consistent with the statement he made to the police. We do not consider his behaviour to be consistent with the holding of a high-ranking job.
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consistently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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C2 The president has consistently denied the rumours.
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