noun Date: 1526 the quality or state of being inconstant

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  • Inconstancy — In*con stan*cy, n. [L. inconstantia.] The quality or state of being inconstant; lack of constancy; mutability; fickleness; variableness. [1913 Webster] For unto knight there was no greater shame, Than lightness and inconstancie in love. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconstancy — index disloyalty, inconsistency, infidelity, lapse (expiration), revolt Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inconstancy — (n.) 1520s, from L. inconstantia (see INCONSTANCE (Cf. inconstance)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inconstancy — noun Lack of constancy; lack of consistency in thought, emotion or action. Although she loved him for many years, his inconstancy eventually drove her to another …   Wiktionary

  • inconstancy —    promiscuity    Used of those with regular sexual partners:     Inconstancy was so much the rule among the British residents in Cairo, the place, she thought, was a bureau of sexual exchange. (Manning, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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

  • inconstancy — in·con·stan·cy (ĭn kŏnʹstən sē) n. pl. in·con·stan·cies 1. The state or quality of being eccentrically variable or fickle. 2. An instance of being eccentrically variable or fickle. * * * …   Universalium

  • inconstancy — Synonyms and related words: Punic faith, ambitendency, ambivalence, arrhythmia, bad faith, barratry, breach of faith, breach of promise, breach of trust, brokenness, capriciousness, change of mind, changeability, changeableness, choppiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inconstancy — in·con·stan·cy || ɪn kÉ‘nstÉ™nsɪ / kÉ’n n. lack of constancy, changeability, fickleness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inconstancy — n. 1. Changeableness, fickleness, vacillation, wavering, unsteadiness. 2. Unstableness, instability, mutability, variableness …   New dictionary of synonyms

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