INCONSIST'ENCY, n. [in and consistence.]

1. Such opposition or disagreement as that one proposition infers the negation of the other; such contrariety between things that both cannot subsist together.

There is a perfect inconsistency between that which is of debt and that which is of free gift.

2. Absurdity in argument or narration; argument or narrative where one part destroys the other; self-contradiction.

3. Incongruity; want of agreement or uniformity; as the inconsistency of a man with himself.

4. Unsteadiness; changeableness.