1) N-UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to someone's inconsistency, you are criticizing them for not behaving in the same way every time a similar situation occurs.

His worst fault was his inconsistency...

The report accuses the judicial system of inconsistency and partiality.

2) N-VAR If there are inconsistencies in two statements, one cannot be true if the other is true.

We were asked to investigate the alleged inconsistencies in his evidence.

...the complete inconsistency of his argument.


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