Related formspro·te·an·ism, noun
Can be confusedprotean protein
Examples from the Web for protean
There seemed a sense that his blackness alone lent him a protean kind of wisdom, power, promise—hope, we might recall.How Barack and Michelle Have Normalized Black Prominence|John McWhorter|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As you stare at the protean work, the massive, fake, ink landscape fools you.A New Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum Puts a Modern Face on Chinese Art|Melik Kaylan|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All language is protean, a moment-in-time snap-shot of evolution in action.
Yet how, in this age of protean trends and indecipherable jargon, are we to draw the line?
Lupus is a protean disease that can cause inflammation in just about every part of the body, including the synovium.What’s Synovitis—and How Sick Will It Make Lady Gaga?|Kent Sepkowitz|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the devil in all his Protean shapes has been at his elbow, delighted at that father's indifference.Ginger-Snaps|Fanny Fern
Our protean enemy took his most fearful form in the War when he became a Hidden Hand.Waiting for Daylight|Henry Major Tomlinson
The subtile thought in many Protean shapes played before her fancy, but she would not try to catch it—no!The Golden Dog|William Kirby
Remains precisely the question: man feeling this protean capacity to grow a new organ: what organ?The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Then it is that this Protean country offers its most impressive aspect.The Mediterranean|T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths