I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VII. CHANGE

2. COMPLEX CHANGE

Changeableness.

[Antonyms: stability.]

[Nouns] changeableness; mutability, inconstancy; versatility, mobility; instability, unstable equilibrium; vacillation (irresolution) [more]; fluctuation, vicissitude; alternation (oscillation) [more].

restlessness; fidgets, disquiet; disquietude, inquietude; unrest; agitation [more].

moon, Proteus, chameleon, quicksilver, shifting sands, weathercock, harlequin, Cynthia of the minute, April showers; wheel of Fortune; transientness [more].

[Verbs] fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, wamble, turn and turn about, ring the changes; sway to and fro, shift to and fro; change and change about; waffle, blow with the wind (irresolute) [more]; oscillate [more]; vibrate between two extremes, oscillate between two extremes; alternate; have as many phases as the moon.

[Adjectives] changeable, changeful; changing [more]; mutable, variable, checkered, ever changing; protean, proteiform; versatile.

unstaid, inconstant; unsteady, unstable, unfixed, unsettled; fluctuating; restless; agitated [more]; erratic, fickle; irresolute [more]; capricious [more]; touch and go; inconsonant, fitful, spasmodic; vibratory; vagrant, wayward; desultory; afloat; alternating; alterable, plastic, mobile; transient [more]; wavering.

[Adverbs] seesaw (oscillation) [more]; off and on.

[Phrases] "a rolling stone gathers no moss"; pictra mossa non fa muschis; honores mutant mores; varium et mutabile semper femina [Vergil. "Woman always was a fickle and inconstant thing" (Latin)].

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