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Changeable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHANGEABLE, a.
1. That may change; subject to alteration; fickle; inconstant; mutable; variable; as a person of a changeable mind.
2. Having the quality of suffering alteration of external appearance; as changeable silk.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature; "a mutable substance"; "the mutable ways of fortune"; "mutable weather patterns"; "a mutable foreign policy" [syn: mutable, changeable] [ant: changeless, immutable]
2: such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices" [syn: changeable, changeful] [ant: unchangeable]
3: subject to change; "a changeable climate"; "the weather is uncertain"; "unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other" [syn: changeable, uncertain, unsettled]
4: varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; "changeable taffeta"; "chatoyant (or shot) silk"; "a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent" [syn: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 13th century capable of change: as a. able or apt to vary <changeable weather> b. subject to change ; alterable <changeable plans> c. fickle <a person changeable in his moods> changeability noun changeableness noun changeably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 irregular, inconstant. 2 that can change or be changed. Derivatives: changeability n. changeableness n. changeably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF, formed as CHANGE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Changeable Change"a*ble, a. [Cf. F. changeable.] 1. Capable of change; subject to alteration; mutable; variable; fickle; inconstant; as, a changeable humor. 2. Appearing different, as in color, in different lights, or under different circumstances; as, changeable silk. Syn: Mutable; alterable; variable; inconstant; fitful; vacillating; capricious; fickle; unstable; unsteady; unsettled; wavering; erratic; giddy; volatile.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Someone or something that is changeable is likely to change many times. The forecast is for changeable weather. = unsettled ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Variable, inconstant, unsteady, unsteadfast, unstable, unsettled, mutable, uncertain. 2. Fickle, wavering, vacillating, fitful, capricious, volatile, mercurial, giddy, like a weather-cock.

Moby Thesaurus

able to adapt, adaptable, adjustable, adrift, afloat, agnostic, alterable, alterative, altered, alternating, ambiguous, ambitendent, ambivalent, amorphous, at loose ends, better, bland, brittle, capricious, chancy, changed, changeful, changing, checkered, choppy, commutable, commutative, converted, convertible, coquettish, corruptible, deciduous, degenerate, desultory, deviable, deviant, deviating, deviative, deviatory, dicey, different, disorderly, divaricate, divergent, diversified, diversiform, dizzy, double-minded, doubting, dubious, dying, eccentric, ephemeral, equal, equalizing, equivalent, equivocal, erose, erratic, evanescent, even, ever-changing, exchanged, faddish, fading, fast and loose, fence-sitting, fence-straddling, fickle, fitful, fleeting, flexible, flickering, flighty, flirtatious, flitting, fluctuating, fluid, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, freakish, fugacious, fugitive, giddy, give-and-take, halfhearted, hesitant, hesitating, impermanent, impetuous, impressionable, improved, impulsive, incalculable, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, indemonstrable, infirm, infirm of purpose, infirm of will, insipid, insubstantial, interchangeable, interchanged, irregular, irresolute, irresolved, irresponsible, jagged, jerky, kaleidoscopic, labile, light, malleable, many-sided, mazy, mercurial, metamorphic, metamorphosed, metastasized, milk-and-water, milky, mobile, modifiable, modified, momentary, moody, mortal, motley, movable, mugwumpian, mugwumpish, mushy, mutable, mutant, mutual, neutral, nonconformist, nondurable, nonpermanent, nonstandard, nonuniform, of two minds, passing, perishable, permutable, plastic, pliant, pluralistic, polysemous, protean, proteiform, qualified, quicksilver, ragged, rambling, rebuilt, reciprocal, reciprocating, reciprocative, reformed, renewed, resilient, restless, retaliatory, returnable, revived, revolutionary, rough, roving, rubbery, scatterbrained, shapeless, shifting, shifty, short-lived, shuffling, skeptical, skittish, spasmodic, spineless, sporadic, standard, subversive, supple, swapped, switched, tasteless, temporal, temporary, touch-and-go, toying, traded, transformable, transformed, transient, transitive, transitory, translated, transmuted, transposed, unaccountable, uncertain, unconfirmable, uncontrolled, unconvinced, undecided, undependable, undetermined, undisciplined, undivinable, undurable, unenduring, unequable, unequal, uneven, unfixed, unforeseeable, unmitigated, unorthodox, unpersuaded, unpredictable, unprovable, unreliable, unresolved, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsure, unsystematic, ununiform, unverifiable, vacillating, vagrant, vapid, variable, variegated, variform, various, varying, versatile, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, watery, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whimsical, wishy-washy, worse




 


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