changeable

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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [ Said of persons ]
Syn. inconstant, unstable, fickle, irresolute, flighty, irresponsible, unreliable, purposeless, wayward, unsettled, motiveless, uncertain, spasmodic, fanciful, impulsive, wavering, uneasy, unsteady, changeful, undecided, uneven, vagrant, faddish, fidgety, roving, many-sided, vacilLating, mutable, versatile, moody, temperamental, irregular, capricious, indecisive, restless, erratic, uneasy, agitated, whimsical, light, lightheaded, volatile, shifty, skittish, mercurial, fitful, unpredictable.
Ant. steady, reliable*, constant.
2. [ Said of conditions ]
Syn. variable, varying, variant, uncertain, mutable, unsteady, unsettled, doubtful, plastic, kaleidoscopic, convertible, transformable, protean, permutable, commutative, reversible, inconstant, transitional, unstable, revocable, wavering, fluid, fluctuating, movable, mobile, unfixed, alterable, alternating, modifiable, everchanging, transmutable, labile; see also irregular 1 .
Ant. immovable, permanent*, fixed.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
variable, alternating, erratic, irregular, chameleon, protean, capricious, fickle, labile, mercurial, inconsistent, mutable, transformable, shifting, volatile, *blows hot and cold.
ANT.: steady, invariable, regular, stable
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Capable of or liable to change: alterable, fluid, inconstant, mutable, uncertain, unsettled, unstable, unsteady, variable, variant. Archaic: various. See CHANGE. 2. Following no predictable pattern: capricious, erratic, fantastic, fantastical, fickle, freakish, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, temperamental, ticklish, uncertain, unpredictable, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile, whimsical. See CHANGE, CONTINUE. 3. Changing easily, as in expression: fluid, mobile, plastic. See CHANGE.

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