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; 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.

 

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