Definition of Inconstant

1. Adjective. Likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable. "Swear not by...the inconstant moon"




Definition of Inconstant

1. a. Not constant; not stable or uniform; subject to change of character, appearance, opinion, inclination, or purpose, etc.; not firm; unsteady; fickle; changeable; variable; -- said of persons or things; as, inconstant in love or friendship.

Definition of Inconstant

1. Adjective. Not constant; wavering. ¹

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Definition of Inconstant

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Inconstant

1. 1. Irregular. 2. In anatomy, denoting a structure, such as an artery, nerve, etc., that may or may not be present. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Inconstant

inconsistentness
inconsisting
inconsolable
inconsolableness
inconsolably
inconsolate
inconsonance
inconsonances
inconsonant
inconspicuous
inconspicuously
inconspicuousness
inconstance
inconstancies
inconstancy
inconstant (current term)
inconstantly
inconstaunt
inconstruable
inconsumable
inconsumably
inconsumptible
incontestabilities
incontestability
incontestable
incontestableness
incontestably
incontested
incontestibility
incontestible

Literary usage of Inconstant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The British Navy: Its Strength, Resources, and Administration by Thomas Brassey Brassey (1882)
"The ' inconstant,' when tried at sea, stum.' proved a marked success, in steadiness of platform, speed under steam, economy of fuel, handiness, good sailing ..."

2. The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1855)
"Constant and inconstant parts of a rhyme. Of the three parts, or elements, of a rhyme, the vowel and the part which follows the vowel are constant, ..."

3. The British Navy: Its Strength, Resources, and Administration by Thomas Brassey Brassey (1882)
"Ms'in The 'inconstant,' the first ship of the new class, was laid down ... This vessel attained a speed on the measured mile of 44444-1 \ / i 1 inconstant. ..."

4. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1804)
"... of an odd compound, between the peevishness incident to his years, and hii fatherly fondness towards his son. YOUNG MIRABELL, his son, the inconstant. ..."

5. The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza by Benedictus de Spinoza, Robert Harvey Monro Elwes (1891)
"... they are assailed by those emotions, which are passions, or passive states; and to this extent one and the same man is variable and inconstant. Proof. ..."

6. Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century by Robert Routledge (1903)
"Section of HMS inconstant. ise or could run in and deliver her fire, ... The inconstant carries ten 12-ton guns of o in. calibre, and six 6-ton 7 in. guns, ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... and practice of the measurement of the electro-motive forces of inconstant electro-motore, a category under which, unfortunately for the electrician, ..."

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