English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'protean'

(adjective) 
Definition
capable of constantly changing shape or form
the protean and complex nature of his work
Synonyms
changeable
He was a man of changeable moods.
The forecast is for changeable weather.
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variable
Weather conditions are variable and change from day to day.
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volatile
There have been riots before and the situation is volatile.
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versatile
He stood out as one of the game's most versatile athletes.
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temperamental
a man given to temperamental outbursts and paranoia
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ever-changing
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mercurial
his mercurial temperament
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many-sided
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mutable
Time, space and matter are mutable realities.
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polymorphous
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multiform

Additional synonyms

in the sense of mercurial
Definition
lively and unpredictable
his mercurial temperament
in the sense of mutable
Definition
able to or tending to change
Time, space and matter are mutable realities.
in the sense of temperamental
Definition
(of a person) tending to be moody and have sudden outbursts of anger
a man given to temperamental outbursts and paranoia
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