Consistent vs Heteronormalize - What's the difference?

consistent | heteronormalize |

As an adjective consistent

is of a regularly occurring, dependable nature.

As a noun consistent

is (in the plural|rare) objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.

As a verb heteronormalize is

to alter so as to be consistent with heteronormativity; render heteronormative.





(en adjective)
  • Of a regularly occurring, dependable nature.
  • The consistent use of Chinglish in China can be very annoying, apart from some initial amusement.
    He is very consistent in his political choices: economy good or bad, he always votes Labour!
  • Compatible, accordant.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Steven Sloman , title=The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation , volume=100, issue=1, page=74 , magazine= citation , passage=Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.}}
  • (logic) Of a set of statements, such that no contradiction logically follows from them.
  • Antonyms

    * inconsistent * contradictory


    (en noun)
  • (in the plural, rare) Objects or facts that are coexistent, or in agreement with one another.
  • * 1662 Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue 2):
  • The Diurnal motion of the primum mobile, is it not from East to West? And the annual motion of the Sun through the Ecliptick, is it not on the contrary from West to East? How then can you make these motions being conferred on the Earth ... to become consistents ?
  • In the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church, a kind of penitent who was allowed to assist at prayers, but could not be admitted to receive the holy sacrament.
  • * 1885 Catholic Dictionary 651
  • The consistentes stand together with the faithful, and do not go out with the catechumens.


    * * Catholic Dictionary (1885) * Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia - Supplement (1753) ----




  • To alter so as to be consistent with heteronormativity; render heteronormative.
  • * 1999 : Debra Moddelmog, Reading Desire: In Pursuit of Ernest Hemingway , page 88] ([ Cornell University Press; ISBN 9780801486357)
  • As dismayed as I am with Jenks’s editing, it is not, of course, fair to say that he completely heteronormalized Hemingway’s text[.]
  • * 2004 : Joan Wallach Scott and Debra Keates, Going Public: Feminism and the Shifting Boundaries of the Private Sphere , page 58 (illustrated edition; University of Illinois Press; ISBN 025202964X, 9780252029646)
  • That modernist efforts to heteronormalize Iranian society have not focused on the production of the homosexual as a type has had significant repercussions on yet another level.
  • * 2005 : Afsaneh Najmabadi, Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity , page 54 (illustrated edition, annotated; University of California Press; ISBN 0520242629, 9780520242623)
  • Heterosocial European cultural practices, in other words, heteronormalized Iranian men’s sensibilities.
  • * 2007, April: Susan Driver, Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media , page 209 (illustrated edition; Peter Lang; ISBN 0820479365, 9780820479361)
  • Kearney reveals not only how riot grrrls became exoticized as young sexy “punkettes,” commodifying their surface appearances, but also how they are repeatedly heteronormalized as straight girls.
  • * 2007, September: Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis, and Sara Rushing, Histories of Postmodernism , page 245 (Routledge; ISBN 0415956137, 9780415956130)
  • In other words, he ontologizes the symbolic and heteronormalizes us.