Changeable Change"a*ble, a. [Cf. F. changeable.] 1. Capable of change; subject to alteration; mutable; variable; fickle; inconstant; as, a changeable humor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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