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changeable 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] [ant: immutable]
2 such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices" [syn: 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: 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: chatoyant, iridescent, shot]

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English

Adjective

  1. Capable of being changed.
  2. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
    The weather is very changeable today; it can be bright sunshine, cloudy, windy and rainy in the same half-hour.

Translations

capable of being changed

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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