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Inconsistent vs. Incompatible

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Inconsistentadjective

Not consistent:

Incompatibleadjective

Of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; unable to function together due to dissimilarities.

‘My phone is incompatible with the latest version of this app.’;

Inconsistentadjective

Not compatible (with another thing); incompatible, discrepant, at odds.

‘His account of the evening was inconsistent with the security-camera footage.’;

Incompatibleadjective

(chemistry) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.

Inconsistentadjective

Lacking internal consistency; self-contradicting; not compatible with itself.

‘He gave an inconsistent account of the evening, saying he called her before eight, but later that he had not talked to her until after nine.’;

Incompatiblenoun

An incompatible substance; one of a group of things that cannot be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or opposing medicinal qualities.

‘the incompatibles of iron’;

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Inconsistentadjective

Not consistent or coherent in thought or behavior.

Incompatiblenoun

(philosophy) A consequent of a contrary.

Inconsistentadjective

(logic) Having the property that a contradiction can be derived.

Incompatibleadjective

Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in thought or being; irreconcilably disagreeing; as, persons of incompatible tempers; incompatible colors, desires, ambition.

‘A strength and obduracy of character incompatible with his meek and innocent nature.’;

Inconsistentadjective

Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; contradictory, or having contradictory implications; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous.

‘Compositions of this nature . . . show that wisdom and virtue are far from being inconsistent with politeness and good humor.’;

Incompatibleadjective

Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.

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Inconsistentadjective

Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable.

‘Ah, how unjust to nature, and himself,Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man.’;

Incompatiblenoun

An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron.

Inconsistentadjective

displaying a lack of consistency;

‘inconsistent statements’; ‘inconsistent with the roadmap’;

Incompatibleadjective

not compatible;

‘incompatible personalities’; ‘incompatible colors’;

Inconsistentadjective

not capable of being made consistent or harmonious;

‘inconsistent accounts’;

Incompatibleadjective

used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

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Inconsistentadjective

not in agreement

Incompatibleadjective

not suitable to your tastes or needs;

‘the uncongenial roommates were always fighting’; ‘the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs’;

Incompatibleadjective

incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification

Incompatibleadjective

of words so related that one contrasts with the other;

‘`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms’;

Incompatibleadjective

not easy to combine harmoniously

Incompatibleadjective

not compatible with other facts

Incompatibleadjective

not in keeping with what is correct or proper;

‘completely inappropriate behavior’;

Incompatibleadjective

used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of blending into a stable homogeneous mixture

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