change·​ful ˈchānj-fəl How to pronounce changeful (audio)
: notably variable : uncertain
changeful times
changefully adverb
changefulness noun

Examples of changeful in a Sentence

a confusingly changeful attitude toward his so-called best friend
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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of changeful was in 1590

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“Changeful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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