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inconsistent

1. Maths (of two or more equations) not having one common set of values of the variables: x + 2y = 5 and x + 2y = 6 are inconsistent
2. Logic (of a set of propositions) enabling an explicit contradiction to be validly derived
References in classic literature ?
The story often lacks the full development and balance of incidents and narration which a trained literary artist would have given it; the allegory is inconsistent in a hundred ways and places; the characters are only types; and Bunyan, always more preacher than artist, is distinctly unfair to the bad ones among them.
This is one of those passages in Plato which, partaking both of a philosophical and poetical character, is necessarily indistinct and inconsistent.
So various, and if regarded on the surface only, inconsistent, are the statements of Plato respecting the doctrine of ideas.
Loud men called his subdued tone an undertone, and sometimes implied that it was inconsistent with openness; though there seems to be no reason why a loud man should not be given to concealment of anything except his own voice, unless it can be shown that Holy Writ has placed the seat of candor in the lungs.
I don't wish to act otherwise than as your best friend, Vincy, when I say that what you have been uttering just now is one mass of worldliness and inconsistent folly.
He did nothing reluctantly, no matter how disagreeable; always at his post, never inconsistent.
They have decried all free government as inconsistent with the order of society, and have indulged themselves in malicious exultation over its friends and partisans.
Were the Union itself inconsistent with the public happiness, it would be, Abolish the Union.
The EU contends the measures effectively maintain import restrictions that were earlier found to be inconsistent with WTO rules.
The continuous presence of the inconsistent (accident waiting to happen) Alberto Moreno at left-back, particularly when we have the outstanding Andy Robertson on the bench, is baffling and a complete mystery, as is the decision to choose Simon Mignolet for all Premier league matches and the indecisive Loris Karius for all Champions League matches.
Chancellor Angela Merkel told the parliament in Berlin on Thursday that missile launches by Iran earlier this year were inconsistent with a U.
McClaren did not pick any of the current poor squad - unless it was Jonjo our best player, albeit inconsistent.