Definition of Changeable

1. Adjective. Capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature. "A mutable foreign policy"

Exact synonyms: Mutable
Derivative terms: Changeability, Changeableness, Mutability, Mutableness
Antonyms: Immutable

2. Adjective. Such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change. "Changeable prices"

3. Adjective. Subject to change. "Unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other"
Exact synonyms: Uncertain, Unsettled
Similar to: Variable
Derivative terms: Changeability, Changeableness

4. Adjective. Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles. "A dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent"
Exact synonyms: Chatoyant, Iridescent, Shot
Similar to: Colorful, Colourful
Derivative terms: Changeableness, Iridesce, Iridescence

Definition of Changeable

1. a. Capable of change; subject to alteration; mutable; variable; fickle; inconstant; as, a changeable humor.

Definition of Changeable

1. Adjective. Capable of being changed. ¹

2. Adjective. Subject to sudden or frequent changes. ¹

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Definition of Changeable

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Changeable

change one's tune
change order
change orders
change over
change places
change posture
change ringing
change shape
change someone's mind
change state
change surface
change taste
change up
changeable (current term)

Literary usage of Changeable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An elementary treatise on mineralogy and geology: being an introduction to by Parker Cleaveland (1816)
"We notice both changeable and irised colors in the same article, ... The exhibition of changeable and irised colors, when the latter is not merely a tarnish ..."

2. The Reign of Law by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1873)
"We have another example in the use made of such words as " changeable," and others of a like kind. Thus Mr. Mill1 quotes, with approbation, ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Antonyms: see changeable, VACILLATING, CAPRICIOUS, UNSTABLE. 4. In a sense implying continuation in time: continual, continued, persistent, sustained, ..."

4. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"MUTABLE, from the Latin muto to chance, is the same as changeable. ... changeable is said of persons or things; mutable is said of things only: human beings ..."

5. Outlines of Psychology: Dictated Portions of the Lectures of Hermann Lotze by Hermann Lotze (1886)
"THE changeable STATES OF THE SOUL. § 87. The life of the soul does not consist in the uniform possession but in the changeable exercise of its capacities. ..."

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