- 1Tending or able to change frequently or easily: it is difficult to comprehend the whole of this protean subjectMore example sentences
ever-changing, variable, changeable, mutable, kaleidoscopic, erratic, quicksilver, inconstant, inconsistent, unstable, unsteady, shifting, uneven, unsettled, fluctuating, chameleon-like, chameleonic; fluid, wavering, vacillating, mercurial, volatile, unpredictable, wayward, unreliable, undependable• technical labile• rare stayless, changeful
- They begin by turning the motion on its head, asserting that a reactive foreign policy dangerously ignores the reality of a post cold war world in which the lines of conflict have become protean and subject to unpredictable change.
- He never lets his learning cloud his enthusiasm for this wide and protean subject and his writing shares the awe of the poets who preceded him on this journey.
- This is not an easy task, not least because the distance on their subjects that historians value is not realizable when examining a subject as protean as globalization, and one that is both now expressing itself and still changing.
- 1.1Able to do many different things; versatile: protean thinkers who scan the horizons of work and societyMore example sentences
- Born in 1948, he remains for many the heir to Gabin and Belmondo, a versatile, protean actor whose rugged looks are belied by his sensitivity and talent.
- His protean ability to assume different roles in his poems is often described as theatrical.
- Augustine is a protean thinker, a man whose major works range so widely as to defy the summary and commentary we can present for Athanasius.