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inconsistency

in·con·sist·en·cy

inconsistency

 
pronunciation:
In kn sI stn si
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: inconsistencies
definition 1: an instance of contradiction or illogic.
The lawyer pointed out inconsistencies in the witness's testimony.
antonyms:
consistency
similar words:
disagreement, discrepancy
definition 2: the quality or state of being inconsistent.
antonyms:
consistency
similar words:
disagreement, discrepancy
Word Parts
The word inconsistency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.