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pro·te·an

 (prō′tē-ən, prō-tē′-)
adj.
1. Readily taking on varied shapes, forms, or meanings.
2. Exhibiting considerable variety or diversity: "He loved to show off his protean talent" (William A. Henry III).

[From Proteus.]

protean

(prəʊˈtiːən; ˈprəʊtɪən)
adj
readily taking on various shapes or forms; variable
[C16: from Proteus]

pro•te•an

(ˈproʊ ti ən, proʊˈti-)

adj.
1. readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable.
2. changeable in shape or form, as an ameba.
3. (of an actor) versatile.
4. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or suggestive of Proteus.
[1590–1600]
pro′te•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.protean - taking on different forms; "eyes...of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same"
variable - liable to or capable of change; "rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable"; "variable winds"; "variable expenses"

protean

adjective changeable, variable, volatile, versatile, temperamental, ever-changing, mercurial, many-sided, mutable, polymorphous, multiform the protean and complex nature of his work

protean

adjective
Having many aspects, uses, or abilities:
Translations
protéovský

protean

[ˈprəʊtɪən] ADJproteico

protean

adj (liter)proteisch (liter)

pro·te·an

n. protéico, que se manifiesta en distintas formas.
References in classic literature ?
But it must not be forgotten that John Barleycorn is protean.
Love apart, Malicorne was happy; but this love, which he could not help feeling, he had the strength to conceal with care; persuaded that at the lest relaxing of the ties by which he had bound his Protean female, the demon would overthrow him and laugh at him.
For untold ages, oppressed by protean fear, I am aware of wandering, endlessly wandering, through a dank and soggy wilderness, where poisonous snakes struck at us, and animals roared around us, and the mud quaked under us and sucked at our heels.