1 (approv 褒) (of a person, his behaviour, his views, etc) always keeping to the same pattern or style; unchanging （指人、人的行为、观点等）一贯的, 前後一致的
*You're not very consistent
*first you condemn me, then you praise me. 你前後矛盾, 开头责备我, 接着又夸奖我.
2 [pred 作表语] ~ (with sth) in agreement 一致; 相符
*What you say now is not consistent with what you said last week. 你现在说的话与你上星期说过的话不相符.
* The pattern of injuries is consistent with (ie could have been caused by) an attack with a knife. 这些伤口与刀伤的情形正相符合（可能因刀伤所致）.
* I left as early as was consistent with politeness. 我在不失礼的情况下, 提前离去了.
1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
, present participle of consistere; CONSIST
always behaving in the same way or having the same attitudes, standards etc - usually used to show approval
≠ inconsistent She's one of the team's most consistent players.consistent in We need to be consistent in our approach.
continuing to happen or develop in the same way a consistent improvement in the country's economy
a consistent argument or idea does not have any parts that do not match other parts
≠ inconsistent The evidence is not consistent.be consistent with sth
if a fact, idea etc is consistent with another one, it seems to match it Her injuries are consistent with having fallen from the building. The results are consistent with earlier research.>consistentlyadv consistently high performance
1. His virtuosity on a $5,000 banjo won consistent applause. 他弹奏一只价值五千美元的班卓琴的技艺受到了异口同声的称赞。
2. His virtuosity on a $5,000 banjo won consistent applause. 他弹奏一只价值五千美元的班卓琴的技艺受到了异口同声的称赞。