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inconsistent

adjective uk   us   /ˌɪn.kənˈsɪs.tənt/

inconsistent adjective (NOT AGREEING)

If a reason, idea, opinion, etc. is inconsistent, different parts of it do not agree, or it does not agree with something else: These findings are inconsistent with those of previous studies.

inconsistent adjective (CHANGING)

not staying the same in behaviour or quality: The teacher said that Alex's schoolwork was very inconsistent. Problems arise if the parents' approach to discipline is inconsistent.
inconsistently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
inconsistency
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-tən.si/
There are a few inconsistencies in what you've written. Logan showed his inconsistency in missing half his kicks.
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