1. Not consistent; showing inconsistency; irreconcilable; discordant; at variance, especially. 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)
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.