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"Consistent" is an adjective which is often translated as "constante", and "inconsistent" is an adjective which is often translated as "contradictorio". Learn more about the difference between "consistent" and "inconsistent" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without variation)
a. constante
My boss was demoted for his consistent failure to raise sales.Mi jefe fue degradado por sus constantes fracasos en aumentar las ventas.
2. (in agreement with)
a. coherente
The defendant's actions are consistent with those of a psycopath.Las acciones del acusado son coherentes con las de un psicópata.
b. congruente
The lawyer's alibi wasn't consistent with his secretary's testimony.La coartada del abogado no era congruente con el testimonio de su secretaria.
c. consecuente
The priest was not consistent with his teachings.El sacerdote no eran consecuente con sus enseñanzas.
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inconsistent
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (contradictory)
a. contradictorio
The statements of the three witnesses proved inconsistent.Las declaraciones de los tres testigos resultaron ser contradictorias.
b. incongruente
Someone in accounting brought the inconsistent accounts to the attention of the CFO.Alguien en contabilidad le avisó al gerente financiero de las cuentas incongruentes.
c. inconsecuente
The politician's voting record has been inconsistent with his promises.El historial de votación del político ha sido inconsecuente con sus promesas.
d. incoherente
After questioning the suspect twice, the police found his accounts of the events to be inconsistent.Después de interrogar al sospechoso dos veces, la policía se dio cuenta que su recuento de los hechos era incoherente.
e. que no concuerda
The boss was concerned about hiring an employee with an attitude inconsistent with the values of the company.La jefa estaba preocupada por contratar a un empleado con una actitud que no concordaba con los valores de la empresa.
2. (irregular)
a. irregular
Your daughter's inconsistent attendance has been the primary obstacle to her success.La asistencia irregular de su hija ha sido el mayor obstáculo para lograr el éxito.
b. desigual
The retailer changed distributors because of the inconsistent quality of the goods they were receiving.El minorista cambió de distribuidor debido a la calidad desigual de los productos que recibía.
3. (unreliable)
a. inconsecuente
Tomas is a great cook when he shows up to work, but he's too inconsistent.Tomás es un gran cocinero cuando viene a trabajar, pero es demasiado inconsecuente.
b. voluble
Julie needed a bridesmaid who wasn't going to be so inconsistent.Julie necesitaba una dama de honor que no fuera tan voluble.
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