• adjective: always acting or behaving in the same way
  • adjective: possessing firmness or coherence
  • usually used with 'with'
  • synonyms: firm, hard, solid


  • She is not being 'consistent' in her argument. [=her argument includes parts that do not agree with one another]

  • His symptoms are 'consistent with' heart disease. [=the symptoms he has are symptoms of heart disease]

  • Data from recent experiments show 'consistent' results. [=results that do not change]

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) sighted in Hogsmeade. Now... should anyone... student or staff attempt to aid Mr. Potter? They will be punished in a manner consistent with the severity of their transcription, further more... Any person found to have knowledge of these events... who fails to come forward... (..)
    2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2