ETYM Latin ambulatorius.
1. Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking.
2. Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary; movable.
3. Pertaining to a walk.
4. Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable.
ETYM Cf. French capricieux, Italian capriccioso.
1. Changeable; SYN. freakish.
2. Determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; SYN. impulsive, whimsical.
ETYM Cf. French changeable.
1. Subject to change; SYN. uncertain, unsettled.
2. Such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; SYN. changeful.
3. Varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles; SYN. chatoyant, iridescent, shot.
Notably variable; uncertain
ETYM Latin erraticus, from errare to wander: cf. French erratique. Related to Err.
In geology, a displaced rock that has been transported by a glacier or some other natural force to a site of different geological composition.
1. Having no fixed course; SYN. planetary, wandering.
2. Liable to sudden unpredictable change; SYN. fickle, mercurial, quicksilver.
3. Likely to perform unpredictably; SYN. temperamental.
ETYM Old Eng. fikel untrustworthy, deceitful, AS. ficol, from fic, gefic, fraud, deceit.
Marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; SYN. volatile.
ETYM From Fit.
1. Intermittently stopping and starting; SYN. interrupted, off-and-on.
2. Occurring in spells and often abruptly; SYN. spasmodic.
ETYM Pref. in- not + consistent: cf. French inconsistant.
1. Displaying a lack of consistency.
2. Not capable of being made consistent or harmonious.
ETYM Latin inconstans: cf. French inconstant. Related to In- not, and Constant.
Likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable.
ETYM Latin mobilis, for movibilis, from movere to move: cf. French mobile. Related to Move.
1. Moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place).
2. Capable of changing quickly from one state or condition to another.
3. Having transportation available.
4. (Of groups of people) Tending to travel and change settlements frequently; SYN. nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering.
1. Full of or ready with expedients; resourceful
2. Given to deception, evasion, or fraud; tricky; capable of evasive movement; elusive
3. Indicative of a tricky nature
4. Suspicious, untrustworthy
1. Disposed to psychological variability
2. Highly or violently reactive
3. Lacking stability or fixity or firmness
Marked by vagaries; capricious, whimsical
ETYM Latin variabilis: cf. French variable.
1. Liable to or capable of change.
2. (Used of a device) Designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied.
Marked by diversity or difference; SYN. variable.
ETYM Latin versatilis, from versare to turn around, v. freq. of vertere: cf. French versatile. Related to Verse.
1. Competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another.
2. Having great diversity or variety; SYN. various.
3. Changeable or inconstant.
4. (Biology) Able to move freely in all directions.
5. (Used of persons) Having many skills.
Marked by or filled with vicissitudes.
Giddy; flighty; fickle.