1 always having the same standard, opinions, etc.
absolute, complete
good, great, remarkable

He needs to have better consistency throwing downfield.


The songs on the album have an overall consistency of approach.

intellectual, logical

Intellectual consistency is the hallmark of a fine legal mind.

stylistic, thematic

How do you give a sense of thematic consistency to a body of work?

degree, level
demonstrate, show

He has shown remarkable consistency in his exam results.

achieve, ensure, find, maintain, provide

The team must find consistency in its game.

an electoral system that provides no consistency in how votes are counted


Romero needs to improve his consistency by throwing more first-pitch strikes.

consistency in, consistency of

a consistency of approach

consistency with

to maintain consistency with past practice

2 thickness/firmness of a liquid substance
thick, thin
creamy, smooth

a fudgy concoction with a rather runny consistency


The soil is baked to a rock-like consistency.

desired, right

Knead the dough to the right consistency.

Add enough water to achieve the desired consistency and blend until smooth.


The mixture should have the consistency of thick cream.


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