Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Inconfutable adjective Not confutable. -- In`con*fut"a*bly , adverb [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.

Incongealable adjective [ Latin incongelabilis . See Congeal .] Not congealable; incapable of being congealed. -- In`con*geal"a*ble*ness , noun

Incongenial adjective Not congenial; uncongenial. [ R.] -- In`con*ge`ni*al"i*ty . [ R.]

Incongruence noun [ Latin incongruentia .] Want of congruence; incongruity. Boyle.

Incongruent adjective [ Latin incongruens . See In- not, and Congruent .] Incongruous. Sir T. Elyot.

Incongruity noun ; plural Incongruities . [ Prefix in- not + congruity : confer French incongruité .]


1. The quality or state of being incongruous; want of congruity; unsuitableness; inconsistency; impropriety.

The fathers make use of this acknowledgment of the incongruity of images to the Deity, from thence to prove the incongruity of the worship of them.
Bp. Stillingfleet.

2. Disagreement of parts; want of symmetry or of harmony. [ Obsolete]

3. That which is incongruous; want of congruity.

Incongruous adjective [ Latin incongruus . See In- not, and Congruous .] Not congruous; reciprocally disagreeing; not capable of harmonizing or readily assimilating; inharmonious; inappropriate; unsuitable; not fitting; inconsistent; improper; as, an incongruous remark; incongruous behavior, action, dress, etc. " Incongruous mixtures of opinions." I. Taylor. "Made up of incongruous parts." Macaulay.

Incongruous denotes that kind of absence of harmony or suitableness of which the taste and experience of men takes cognizance.
C. J. Smith.

Incongruous numbers (Arith.) , two numbers, which, with respect to a third, are such that their difference can not be divided by it without a remainder, the two numbers being said to be incongruous with respect to the third; as, twenty and twenty-five are incongruous with respect to four.

Syn. -- Inconsistent; unsuitable; inharmonious; disagreeing; absurd; inappropriate; unfit; improper. See Inconsistent .

-- In*con"gru*ous*ly , adverb -- In*con"gru*ous*ness , noun

Inconnected adjective Not connected; disconnected. [ R.] Bp. Warburton.

Inconnection noun Disconnection.

Inconnexedly adverb [ Prefix in- not + connexed (past participle of connex ) + - ly .] Not connectedly; without connection. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Inconscionable adjective Unconscionable. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Inconscious adjective Unconscious. [ Obsolete]

Inconsecutiveness noun The state or quality of not being consecutive. J. H. Newman.

Inconsequence noun [ Latin inconsequentia : confer French inconséquence .] The quality or state of being inconsequent; want of just or logical inference or argument; inconclusiveness. Bp. Stillingfleet.

Strange, that you should not see the inconsequence of your own reasoning!
Bp. Hurd.

Inconsequent adjective [ Latin inconsequens : confer French inconséquent . See In- not, and Consequent .] Not following from the premises; not regularly inferred; invalid; not characterized by logical method; illogical; arbitrary; inconsistent; of no consequence.

Loose and inconsequent conjectures.
Sir T. Browne.

Inconsequential adjective Not regularly following from the premises; hence, irrelevant; unimportant; of no consequence. Chesterfield. -- In*con`se*quen"tial*ly adverb

Inconsequentiality noun The state of being inconsequential.

Inconsequentness noun Inconsequence.

Inconsiderable adjective Not considerable; unworthy of consideration or notice; unimportant; small; trivial; as, an inconsiderable distance; an inconsiderable quantity, degree, value, or sum. "The baser scum and inconsiderable dregs of Rome." Stepney. -- In`con*sid"er*a*ble*ness , noun -- In`con*sid"er*a*bly , adverb

Inconsideracy noun Inconsiderateness; thoughtlessness. [ Obsolete] Chesterfield.

Inconsiderate adjective [ Latin inconsideratus . See In- not, and Considerate .]


1. Not considerate; not attentive to safety or to propriety; not regarding the rights or feelings of others; hasty; careless; thoughtless; heedless; as, the young are generally inconsiderate ; inconsiderate conduct.

It is a very unhappy token of our corruption, that there should be any so inconsiderate among us as to sacrifice morality to politics.
Addison.

2. Inconsiderable. [ Obsolete] E. Terry.

Syn. -- Thoughtless; inattentive; inadvertent; heedless; negligent; improvident; careless; imprudent; indiscreet; incautious; injudicious; rash; hasty.

Inconsiderately adverb In an inconsiderate manner.

Inconsiderateness noun The quality or state of being inconsiderate. Tillotson.

Inconsideration noun [ Latin inconsideratio : confer French inconsidération .] Want of due consideration; inattention to consequences; inconsiderateness.

Blindness of mind, inconsideration , precipitation.
Jer. Taylor.

Not gross, willful, deliberate, crimes; but rather the effects of inconsideration .
Sharp.

Inconsistence noun Inconsistency.

Inconsistency noun ; plural Inconsistencies . [ Confer French inconsistance .]


1. The quality or state of being inconsistent; discordance in respect to sentiment or action; such contrariety between two things that both can not exist or be true together; disagreement; incompatibility.

There is a perfect inconsistency between that which is of debt and that which is of free gift.
South.

2. Absurdity in argument ore narration; incoherence or irreconcilability in the parts of a statement, argument, or narration; that which is inconsistent.

If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, and learning, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last!
Swift.

3. Want of stability or uniformity; unsteadiness; changeableness; variableness.

Mutability of temper, and inconsistency with ourselves, is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Addison.

Inconsistent adjective [ Prefix in- not + consistent : confer French inconsistant .]


1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; discordant; at variance, esp. as regards character, sentiment, or action; incompatible; incongruous; contradictory.

Compositions of this nature . . . show that wisdom and virtue are far from being inconsistent with politeness and good humor.
Addison.

2. Not exhibiting uniformity of sentiment, steadiness to principle, etc.; unequal; fickle; changeable.

Ah, how unjust to nature, and himself,
Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man.
Young.

Syn. -- Incompatible; incongruous; irreconcilable; discordant; repugnant; contradictory. -- Inconsistent , Incongruous , Incompatible . Things are incongruous when they are not suited to each other, so that their union is unbecoming; inconsistent when they are opposed to each other, so as render it improper or wrong; incompatible when they can not coexist, and it is therefore impossible to unite them. Habitual levity of mind is incongruous with the profession of a clergyman; it is inconsistent with his ordination vows; it is incompatible with his permanent usefulness. Incongruity attaches to the modes and qualities of things; incompatibility attaches to their essential attributes; inconsistency attaches to the actions, sentiments, etc., of men.

Inconsistently adverb In an inconsistent manner.

Inconsistentness noun Inconsistency. [ R.]

Inconsisting adjective Inconsistent. [ Obsolete]

Inconsolable adjective [ Latin inconsolabilis : confer French inconsolable . See In- not, and Console .] Not consolable; incapable of being consoled; grieved beyond susceptibility of comfort; disconsolate. Dryden.

With inconsolable distress she griev'd,
And from her cheek the rose of beauty fled.
Falconer.

-- In`con*sol"a*ble*ness , noun -- In`con*sol"a*bly , adverb

Inconsonance, Inconsonancy noun Want of consonance or harmony of sound, action, or thought; disagreement.

Inconsonant adjective [ Latin inconsonans . See In- not, and Consonant .] Not consonant or agreeing; inconsistent; discordant. -- In*con"so*nant*ly , adverb

Inconspicuous adjective [ Latin inconspicuus . See In- not, and Conspicuous .] Not conspicuous or noticeable; hardly discernible. -- In`con*spic"u*ous*ly , adverb -- In`con*spic"u*ous*ness , noun Boyle.

Inconstance noun [ French See Inconstancy .] Inconstancy. Chaucer.

Inconstancy noun [ Latin inconstantia .] The quality or state of being inconstant; want of constancy; mutability; fickleness; variableness.

For unto knight there was no greater shame,
Than lightness and inconstancie in love.
Spenser.

Inconstant adjective [ Latin inconstans : confer French 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; variable; -- said of persons or things; as, inconstant in love or friendship. "The inconstant moon." Shak.

While we, inquiring phantoms of a day,
Inconstant as the shadows we survey!
Boyse.

Syn. -- Mutable; fickle; volatile; unsteady; unstable; changeable; variable; wavering; fluctuating.

Inconstantly adverb In an inconstant manner.

Inconsumable adjective Not consumable; incapable of being consumed, wasted, or spent. Paley. -- In`con*sum"a*bly , adverb

Inconsummate adjective [ Latin inconsummatus . See In- not, and Consummate .] Not consummated; not finished; incomplete. Sir M. Hale. -- In`con*sum"mate*ness , noun

Inconsumptible adjective [ Latin inconsumptibilis .] Inconsumable. [ Obsolete] Sir K. Digby.

Incontaminate adjective [ Latin incontaminatus . See In- not, and not, and Contaminate .] Not contaminated; pure. Moore. -- In`con*tam"i*nate*ness , noun

Incontentation noun [ See In- not, and Content .] Discontent. [ Obsolete] Goodwin.

Incontestability noun The quality or state of being incontestable.

Incontestable adjective [ Prefix in- not + contestable : confer French incontestable .] Not contestable; not to be disputed; that cannot be called in question or controverted; incontrovertible; indisputable; as, incontestable evidence, truth, or facts. Locke.

Syn. -- Incontrovertible; indisputable; irrefragable; undeniable; unquestionable; intuitable; certain.

-- In`con*test"a*ble*ness , noun -- In`con*test"a*bly , adverb

Incontested adjective Not contested. Addison.

Incontiguous adjective [ Latin incontiguus that can not be touched. See In- not, and Contiguous .] Not contiguous; not adjoining or in contact; separate. Boyle. -- In`con*tig"u*ous*ly , adverb

Incontinence, Incontinency noun [ Latin incontinentia : confer French incontinence .]


1. Incapacity to hold; hence, incapacity to hold back or restrain; the quality or state of being incontinent; want of continence; failure to restrain the passions or appetites; indulgence of lust; lewdness.

That Satan tempt you not for your incontinency .
1 Cor. vii. 5.

From the rash hand of bold incontinence .
Milton.

2. (Medicine) The inability of any of the animal organs to restrain the natural evacuations, so that the discharges are involuntary; as, incontinence of urine.