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change·ful

 (chānj′fəl)
adj.
Having the tendency or ability to change; variable.

change′ful·ly adv.
change′ful·ness n.

changeful

(ˈtʃeɪndʒfʊl)
adj
often changing; inconstant; variable
ˈchangefully adv
ˈchangefulness n

change•ful

(ˈtʃeɪndʒ fəl)

adj.
tending to change; variable; inconstant.
[1600–10]
change′ful•ly, adv.
change′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.changeful - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
inconstant - likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare
exchangeable - suitable to be exchanged
References in classic literature ?
I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast in their ways, so long as the two are in agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out.
A brook," quoth Uncle Blair, "is the most changeful, bewitching, lovable thing in the world.
Without this fellow-feeling, how are we to get enough patience and charity towards our stumbling, falling companions in the long and changeful journey?
FEW reverses in this changeful world are more complete and disheartening than that of a traveller, suddenly unhorsed, in the midst of the wilderness.
The changeful coloring of the great leaves was very beautiful, but it was bewildering, as well, and the novelty of the scene drew our travelers close to the line of plants, where they stood watching them with rapt interest.
Away she went, much excited by the chase, and following the changeful song, it led her to the china-closet door.
so, deprived of one leg, and the strange ship of course being altogether unsupplied with the kindly invention, Ahab now found himself abjectly reduced to a clumsy landsman again; hopelessly eyeing the uncertain changeful height he could hardly hope to attain.
During all this time, Oliver Edwards, whose sudden elevation excited no surprise in that changeful country, was earnestly engaged in the service of Marmaduke, during the days; but his nights were often spent in the hut of Leather-Stocking.
Though long accustomed to divine his feelings from the changeful agitations of his face, they seemed to-night so threatening, and anon so melancholy that she felt she could no longer read a soul that was now incomprehensible, even to her.
The sea was roaring hollowly in the distance, the fields were bare and sere, scarfed with golden rod, the brook valley below Green Gables overflowed with asters of ethereal purple, and the Lake of Shining Waters was blue -- blue -- blue; not the changeful blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast, serene blue, as if the water were past all moods and tenses of emotion and had settled down to a tranquility unbroken by fickle dreams.
Hardyman, feasting his eyes on the pretty, changeful face that looked up at him with such innocent confidence in his authority, drew her away from the door by the one means at his disposal.
I said to myself there was something thundery and changeful in the weather, and little knew of what a vast importance that should prove to me before the evening passed.