- Possessing firmness or fixedness; firm; hard; solid.
The humoral and consistent parts of the body. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]
Show me one that has it in his power To act consistent with himself an hour. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
3. Living or acting in conformity with one's belief or professions. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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consistent — I adjective accordant, agreeing, alike, coherent, cohering, compatible, compliable, concordant, conformable, congruent with, congruous, consonant, constans, conveniens, correspondent, equable, equal, harmonious, logical, not contradictory,… … Law dictionary
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consistent — [adj1] constant, regular dependable, even, expected, homogeneous, invariable, logical, of a piece, persistent, rational, same, steady, true, true to type, unchanging, undeviating, unfailing, uniform, unvarying; concept 534 Ant. disagreeing,… … New thesaurus
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Consistent — (v. lat.), fest zusammenhängend, dauerhaft, derb … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
consistent — (adj.) 1570s, standing firm, standing still, from L. consistentem (nom. consistens), prp. of consistere (see CONSIST (Cf. consist)). Modern sense of agreeing (with with) is first attested 1640s. Older sense survives in CONSISTENCY (Cf.… … Etymology dictionary
consistent — congruous, *consonant, compatible, congenial, sympathetic Analogous words: conforming or conformable, tallying, jibing, squaring (see corresponding verbs at AGREE): matching, equaling (see MATCH vb): identical, alike, similar, *like Antonyms:… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
consistent — adj. 1 always behaving in the same way VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ Each generation becomes ever more consistent in its thinking. ▪ remain ADVERB … Collocations dictionary
consistent — con|sis|tent W3S3 [kənˈsıstənt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of consistere; CONSIST] 1.) always behaving in the same way or having the same attitudes, standards etc usually used to show approval ≠ ↑inconsistent ▪… … Dictionary of contemporary English