What is another word for inconstant?

Pronunciation: [ɪnkˈɒnstənt] (IPA)

Inconstant is often used to describe someone or something that is not steady or predictable. There are many synonyms for inconstant, some of the common synonyms include changeable, fickle, variable, erratic, unstable, capricious, disobedient, and flighty. Changeable is often used to describe shifts in moods or attitudes, while variable is often used to describe something that is subject to change. Fickle and capricious both suggest a lack of commitment or consistency, while erratic suggests an unpredictable or irregular pattern of behavior. Unstable is often used to describe something that is liable to change abruptly or fall apart, while disobedient and flighty both imply a lack of control or responsibility.

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What are the hypernyms for Inconstant?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for inconstant?

Inconstant is a term used to describe someone or something that is changeable or variable. Seldom do people want to be described as "inconstant", as it suggests a lack of reliability or consistency. Antonyms for the term "inconstant" include stable, steady, consistent, dependable, predictable, and unwavering. Stability connotes the idea of being consistent and persistent in maintaining a steady state, while consistency refers to the ability to maintain a set pattern or course over time. Reliability suggests an innate ability to be depended on, while predictability refers to a person or situation that can be expected to behave or react in a particular way. When describing something or someone that is the opposite of inconstant, antonyms such as reliable, steady, and predictable are the best choices.

What are the antonyms for Inconstant?

Usage examples for Inconstant

Her instability supplied him with no excuse for being inconstant, and her permanence gives him no motive for constancy; and he proves this in another moment by breaking bounds no longer in word only, but in deed.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
It is the fault of our people to be fickle and inconstant, soon wearying of anything they undertake; but I do not think that it matters much now.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty
Why so constant then and so inconstant now?
"The Jericho Road"
W. Bion Adkins

Famous quotes with Inconstant

  • Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
    Andre Maurois
  • To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
    Walter Pater
  • Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
    André Maurois
  • It was a false maxim of Domitian that he who would gain the people of Rome must promise all things and perform nothing. For when a man is known to be false in his word, instead of a column, which he might be by keeping it, for others to rest upon, he becomes a reed, which no man will vouchsafe to lean upon. Like a floating island, when we come next day to seek it, it is carried from the place we left it in, and, instead of earth to build upon, we find nothing but inconstant and deceiving waves.
    Feltham
  • The vicious lover is the follower of earthly Love who desires the body rather than the soul; his heart is set on what is mutable and must therefore be inconstant. And as soon as the body he loves begins to pass the first flower of its beauty, he "spreads his wings and flies away," giving the lie to all his pretty speeches and dishonoring his vows, whereas the lover whose heart is touched by moral beauties is constant all his life, for he has become one with what will never fade.
    Plato

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