liable to change or to be changed; variable.
of changing color or appearance: changeable silk.

Origin of changeable

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at change, -able
Related formschange·a·bil·i·ty, change·a·ble·ness, nounchange·a·bly, adverbnon·change·a·ble, adjectivenon·change·a·ble·ness, nounnon·change·a·bly, adverbun·change·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·change·a·ble, adjectiveun·change·a·bly, adverb

Synonyms for changeable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unchangeable

Contemporary Examples of unchangeable

Historical Examples of unchangeable

  • Bravely defy all that is most venerable, and all that is most unchangeable.


    William Godwin

  • The law of God is unchangeable: as on earth, so in our traffic with heaven, we only get as we give.

  • Some are warm, but volatile and inconstant; he was warm too, but steady and unchangeable.

  • But the highest truth is that which is eternal and unchangeable.

  • He is the manly one (arren), or the unchangeable one (arratos).

British Dictionary definitions for unchangeable



not capable of being changed or altered



able to change or be changed; ficklechangeable weather
varying in colour when viewed from different angles or in different lights
Derived Formschangeability or changeableness, nounchangeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unchangeable

mid-14c., from un- (1) + changeable.



mid-13c., "unstable, inconstant, unreliable," from Old French changeable "inconstant," from changier (see change (v.)) + -able (see -able). Meaning "subject to variation" is from late 14c. Related: Changeably.

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