changeable

[cheyn-juh-buhl]

adjective

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

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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.

    Imogen

    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

unchangeable

adjective

not capable of being changed or altered

changeable

adjective

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
adj.

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

changeable

adj.

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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