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[cheynj-fuh l] /ˈtʃeɪndʒ fəl/
full of changes; variable; inconstant.
Origin of changeful
First recorded in 1600-10; change + -ful
Related forms
changefully, adverb
changefulness, noun
unchangeful, adjective
unchangefully, adverb
unchangefulness, noun Unabridged
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  • To the man of God, all nature will be but changeful reflections of the face of God.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • She was brune and broad, her eyes of changeful color, and her temper wifely.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • He looked a quivering, shimmering, changeful creature, the color of golden-rod.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • For years and years the conflict lasted, with various and changeful successes.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • In the changeful fortunes of life the "price current" was the only test of anything.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • With every changeful expression of lovely sympathy did she follow me through all.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • All these changeful moods only served to make him drink more deeply.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • But humanity as a whole is changeful, mystical, fickle, delightful.

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • These bold words were listened to by the prince with a changeful face.

  • The Renaissance in England, and chiefly in Oxford, was like a bitter and changeful spring.

    Oxford Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for changeful


often changing; inconstant; variable
Derived Forms
changefully, adverb
changefulness, noun
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