Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations Section VII. Change
2. Complex Change
NOUN: CHANGEABLENESS &c. adj.; mutability, inconstancy; versatility, mobility; instability, unstable equilibrium; vacillation ( irresolution) [See Irresolution]; fluctuation, vicissitude; dysphoria; alternation ( oscillation) [See Oscillation]; transientness [See Transience]. [C OMPARISONS] moon, Proteus, kaleidoscope, chameleon, quicksilver, shifting sands, weathercock, vane, weathervane, harlequin, turncoat, Vicar of Bray, Cynthia of the minute, April showers; wheel of Fortune.
RESTLESSNESS &c. adj.; fidgets, disquiet; disquietude, inquietude; unrest; agitation [See Agitation].
VERB: FLUCTUATE, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter [ archaic], flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, wamble [ dial.], turn and turn about, ring the changes; sway -, shift- to and fro; change and change about; oscillate [See Oscillation]; vibrate -, oscillate- between two extremes; alternate; have as many phases as the moon.
ADJECTIVE: CHANGEABLE, changeful; changing [See Change]; mutable, variable, checkered, ever changing, kaleidoscopic; protean, proteiform; versatile.
INCONSTANT, unstaid, unsteady, unstable, unfixed, unsettled; fluctuating &c. v.; restless, uneasy; agitated [See Agitation]; erratic, fickle; mercurial, irresolute [See Irresolution]; capricious [See Caprice]; touch and go; inconsonant, fitful, spasmodic; vibratory; vagrant, feathery [ rare], light-headed, wayward; desultory; afloat; alternating; alterable, plastic, mobile; transient [See Transience]; wavering.
ADVERB: SEESAW ( oscillation) [See Oscillation]; off and on.
QUOTATIONS: A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Pietra mossa non fa muschis.
Honores mutant mores.
Varium et mutabile semper femina.Vergil