what is difference between changeable and changeful
From Old French changeable
- IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃeɪnd͡ʒəbəl/
changeable (comparative more changeable, superlative most changeable)
- Capable of being changed.
- Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
- (of a species) Capable of camouflaging itself by changing colour.
- (capable of being changed): alterable, modifiable, variable; see also Thesaurus:mutable
- (subject to sudden or frequent changes): fickle, labile, variable; see also Thesaurus:changeable
- (capable of camouflaging): chameleonic
- IPA(key): /ʃɑ̃.ʒabl/
changeable (plural changeables)
- changeable (capable of being changed)
- see changer
- “changeable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
change + -ful
changeful (comparative more changeful, superlative most changeful)
- (rare) Changing frequently; very susceptible to change
- Synonyms: variable, fickle
- 1606, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, act 4, scene 4, line 99:
- When we will tempt the frailty of our powers, presuming on their changeful potency.
- “changeful” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- changeful in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.