Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “consistent”


adjective     /kənˈsɪstənt/
always behaving or happening in a similar , usually positive , way: consistent effort / improvement Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
consistent with sth formal having the same principles as something else , or agreeing with other facts : His account of events is entirely consistent with the video evidence .Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualitiesBeing or appearing similar or the same
consistently adverb The President has consistently denied the rumours .
(Definition of consistent adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “consistent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

best man

a male friend or relation of the bridegroom who stands with him and helps him during a marriage ceremony

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More