inconsistent
I adjective at variance, capricious, changeable, conflicting, contradictory, contrarius, contrary, different, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, divergent, erratic, fickle, fitful, flighty, illogical, incompatible, incongruous, inconsonant, inconstans, inconstant, irreconcilable, jarring, lacking accord, lacking harmony, mercurial, moody, mutable, notional, paradoxical, unstable, unsteady, unsuitable, vacillating, variable, volatile associated concepts: alternative pleadings, inconsistent causes of action, inconsistent defenses, inconsistent statements, inconsistent verdict II index anomalous, contradictory, deranged, desultory, disconnected, discordant, discriminating (distinguishing), disjunctive (tending to disjoin), disordered, disparate, disproportionate, dissenting, divergent, illogical, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incommensurate, incongruous, inept (inappropriate), ludicrous, miscellaneous, opposite, repugnant (incompatible), sophistic, unusual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


inconsistent
adj.
(1) Self-contradictory; not staying the same; adopting two or more mutually exclusive viewpoints simultaneously.
(2) Not in keeping with one’s own beliefs.
See also prior inconsistent statement

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


inconsistent
adj. Of an assertion, that is contradictory or not supported.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


inconsistent
Reciprocally contradictory or repugnant.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


inconsistent
Reciprocally contradictory or repugnant.

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