Mismatch vs Inconsistency - What's the difference?

mismatch | inconsistency |

As nouns the difference between mismatch and inconsistency

is that mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable while inconsistency is the state of being inconsistent.

As a verb mismatch

is to match unsuitably; to fail to match.



Etymology 1


  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2


  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}




  • The state of being inconsistent
  • (logic) an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true
  • Synonyms

    * contrariety, * deviation, * difference * disagreement * disparity * disproportion * disproportionateness * dissimilarity * dissonance * divergence * incongruity * inconsonance * inequality * paradox * unlikeness * variance


    * consistency