Definition of "inconstant" []

  • Changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason. (adjective)
  • Fickle; faithless. (adjective)
  • Not constant; variable (adjective)

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  • Fickle (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "inconstant" in a sentence
  • "Mark Twain and Will Rogers lived off the foibles of Congressmen who they described as inconstant, untrustworthy, mendacious, venal, etc, etc."
  • "I have heard him called inconstant of purpose — when he deserted, for the sake of love, the hope of sovereignty, and when he abdicated the protectorship of England, men blamed his infirmity of purpose."
  • "I know, at last, what the poet meant by that expression, though the word inconstant strikes me as hardly forcible enough."