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[cheynj-fuh l] /ˈtʃeɪndʒ fəl/
full of changes; variable; inconstant.
Origin of changeful
1600-10; change + -ful
Related forms
changefully, adverb
changefulness, noun
unchangeful, adjective
unchangefully, adverb
unchangefulness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for changeful
Historical Examples
  • The sky, changeful as April, alternated between floating fields of atmospheric blue and pillars of gray cloud.

  • All these changeful moods only served to make him drink more deeply.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • They sat in the clean little office, the sway171ing cottonwood boughs making a changeful pattern on the floor.

    The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • These bold words were listened to by the prince with a changeful face.

  • Sealing was no longer the regular, systematic pursuit it had been on that island, but had become precarious and changeful.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • How, then, can I get this peace into my turbulent, changeful life?

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • I can bear up against the unbroken gloom of my future; I could not endure the changeful light of a delusive hope.'

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • In these changeful times, the history of the Inquisition is not the least mutable.

  • The binding is of cerulean satin, richly embroidered with thread of changeful golden tissue.

  • She was not of a quiet and meek order of mind; but passionate, changeful, and restless.

    Godolphin, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for changeful


often changing; inconstant; variable
Derived Forms
changefully, adverb
changefulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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