changeable vs changeful what difference

what is difference between changeable and changeful

English

Etymology

From Old French changeable

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃeɪnd͡ʒəbəl/

Adjective

changeable (comparative more changeable, superlative most changeable)

  1. Capable of being changed.
  2. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
  3. (of a species) Capable of camouflaging itself by changing colour.

Synonyms

  • (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

Derived terms

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃɑ̃.ʒabl/

Adjective

changeable (plural changeables)

  1. changeable (capable of being changed)

Related terms

  • see changer

Further reading

  • “changeable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

change +‎ -ful

Adjective

changeful (comparative more changeful, superlative most changeful)

  1. (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.

Translations

References

  • “changeful” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • changeful in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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