consistent

consistent
adjective
1 always having the same beliefs, behaviour, attitudes, quality etc: one of the most consistent players on the tennis circuit | a consistent supporter of constitutional rights
2 continuing to develop in the same way: a consistent improvement in the country's economy
3 a consistent argument or idea is organized so that each part agrees with the others
4 be consistent with if something that is said, written, or done is consistent with a particular idea or piece of information, it says the same thing or follows the same principles: This evidence is not consistent with what you said earlier.
-opposite inconsistent - consistently adverb: I'm fed up with your consistently negative attitude.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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