inconstant

  • 1inconstant — inconstant, ante [ ɛ̃kɔ̃stɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1265; lat. inconstans 1 ♦ Vieilli ou littér. Qui n est pas constant, change facilement (d opinion, de sentiment, de conduite). ⇒ changeant, instable, léger, versatile. Inconstant dans ses idées, dans ses …

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  • 2inconstant — inconstant, ante (in kon stan, stan t ) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas constant, qui est sujet à changer, en parlant des personnes. •   Mais que sert un bon choix dans une âme inconstante, CORN. Sophon, IV, 2. •   Ne vous assurez point sur ce coeur… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3inconstant — INCONSTÁNT, Ă, inconstanţi, te, adj. (Despre oameni şi manifestările lor) Care nu este constant; schimbător, nestatornic, instabil, uşuratic. – Din fr. inconstant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Inconstant ≠ constant, nelabil,… …

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  • 4inconstant — Inconstant, [inconst]ante. adj. Volage, qui est sujet à changer. Homme inconstant. femme inconstante. esprit inconstant, inconstant en ses resolutions, en ses desseins, en ses amitiez. Prince inconstant en ses alliances, inconstant en amour. Il… …

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  • 5Inconstant — In*con stant, a. [L. inconstans: cf. F. inconstant. See {In } not, and {Constant}.] Not constant; not stable or uniform; subject to change of character, appearance, opinion, inclination, or purpose, etc.; not firm; unsteady; fickle; changeable;… …

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  • 6inconstant — inconstant, fickle, capricious, mercurial, unstable mean lacking or showing lack of firmness or steadiness in purpose, attachment, or devotion. Inconstant, usually applied to persons though sometimes to things, suggests an inherent or… …

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  • 7inconstant — [in kän′stənt] adj. [OFr < L inconstans] not constant; changeable; specif., a) not remaining firm in mind or purpose b) unsteady in affections or loyalties; fickle c) not uniform in nature, value, etc.; irregular; variable inconstancy n.… …

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  • 8inconstant — (adj.) c.1400, fickle, not steadfast, from M.Fr. inconstant (late 14c.), from L. inconstantem (nom. inconstans) changeable, fickle, capricious, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + constantem (see CONSTANT (Cf. constant)).… …

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  • 9inconstant — index broken (interrupted), capricious, desultory, faithless, false (disloyal), inconsistent …

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  • 10inconstant — [adj] changeable capricious, changeful, erratic, fickle, flickering, fluctuating, impulsive, inconsistent, intermittent, irregular, irresolute, mercurial, shifting, uncertain, undependable, unreliable, unsettled, unstable, vacillating, variable,… …

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  • 11inconstant — et volage, Homo instabilis, Volaticus, Mobilis, Leuis, Inconstans, Desultorius …

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  • 12inconstant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ frequently changing; variable or irregular. DERIVATIVES inconstancy noun …

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  • 13INCONSTANT — ANTE. adj. Volage, qui est sujet à changer. Homme inconstant. Femme inconstante. Esprit inconstant. Inconstant dans ses résolutions, dans ses desseins, dans ses amitiés. Inconstant en amour.   Il se dit également Des choses qui ne demeurent pas… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14inconstant — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin inconstant , inconstans, from in + constant , constans constant Date: 15th century likely to change frequently without apparent or cogent reason • inconstantly adverb Synonyms:… …

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  • 15inconstant — in|con|stant [ ın kanstənt ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) someone who is inconstant is not loyal and cannot be trusted, especially in a personal relationship: UNFAITHFUL: an inconstant lover 2. ) likely to change frequently and not regular: inconstant… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16inconstant — UK [ɪnˈkɒnstənt] / US [ɪnˈkɑnstənt] adjective formal 1) someone who is inconstant is not loyal and cannot be trusted, especially in a personal relationship an inconstant lover 2) likely to change frequently and not regular inconstant and low paid …

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  • 17inconstant — inconstancy, n. inconstantly, adv. /in kon steuhnt/, adj. not constant; changeable; fickle; variable: an inconstant friend. [1375 1425; late ME inconstaunt < L inconstant (s. of inconstans) changeable. See IN 3, CONSTANT] Syn. moody, capricious,&#8230; …

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  • 18inconstant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unstable, irregular; fickle, changeable, faithless. See changeableness.Ant., constant, unchanging. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. changeable, fickle, variable, capricious, unstable; see also changeable …

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  • 19inconstant — in•con•stant [[t]ɪnˈkɒn stənt[/t]] adj. not constant; changeable: an inconstant breeze; an inconstant friend[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME &LT; L in•con′stan•cy, n. in•con′stant•ly, adv. syn: See fickle …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20inconstant — 1. Irregular. 2. In anatomy, denoting a structure, such as an artery, nerve, etc., that may or may not be present. * * * in·con·stant in kän(t) stənt adj not always present &LT;an inconstant muscle&GT; …

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