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Of questionable character:
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  1. Of questionable character:
  2. Feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical
  3. Arousing doubt; doubtful:
  1. Uncommitted, not having reached a decision.
  2. Not having reached a decision; uncommitted:
  3. Open and not yet settled or determined.
Not having reached a decision; uncommitted:
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  1. Not having reached a decision; uncommitted:
  2. Not having come to a decision; irresolute
  3. Open and not yet settled or determined.
  1. Not determined; not settled; not decided.
  2. Not specifically known or ascertained:
  3. Not yet determined; undecided:
Not determined or resolved:
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  1. Not determined or resolved:
  2. Likely to change or vary; variable:
  3. Uncertain or doubtful:
Experiencing or showing doubt:
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  1. Experiencing or showing doubt:
  2. In doubt; not clear or definite; ambiguous
  3. Subject to or causing doubt:
Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
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  1. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
  2. That can change or be changed; likely or tending to change; variable; alterable; fickle
  3. Being such that alteration is possible:
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  1. Unable to be predicted.
  2. Difficult to foretell or foresee:
Not likely to be true.
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  1. Not likely to be true.
  2. Not likely to happen.
  3. Not probable; not likely to happen or be true; unlikely
Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means.
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  1. Not likely; improbable; not to be reasonably expected; as, an unlikely event; the thing you mention is very unlikely. Not holding out a prospect of success; likely to fail; unpromising; as, unlikely means.
  2. Not likely to happen or be true; improbable
Not fixated or fixed; moving or changing freely
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  1. Not fixated or fixed; moving or changing freely
Lacking confidence.
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  1. Lacking confidence.
  2. Uncertain of the facts.
  3. Uncertain
(Mathematics) Having more than one variable and an infinite number of solutions, such as the equation 5 x2 + 3 y = 10.
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  1. (Mathematics) Having more than one variable and an infinite number of solutions, such as the equation 5 x2 + 3 y = 10.
  2. Lacking clarity or precision, as in meaning; vague:
  3. Not yet settled, concluded, or known; doubtful or inconclusive
Not planned; random
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  1. Not planned; random
  2. Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance.
  3. Random; chaotic; incomplete; not thorough, constant, or consistent
Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
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  1. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
  2. (Mathematics & Statistics) Of or relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
  3. (Statistics) Of statistical sample selection in which all possible samples have equal probability of selection
Caused by or ascribable to chance; unexpected, random, or casual:
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  1. Caused by or ascribable to chance; unexpected, random, or casual:
Employed on an irregular basis:
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  1. Employed on an irregular basis:
  2. Being or occurring between sexual partners who are not in an established relationship:
  3. Suited for everyday wear or informal use:
Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
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  1. Of or relating to any of the extremist factions of the Irish Republican Army established in 1970.
  2. Having the nature of a temporary provision; arranged or established for the time being, pending permanent arrangement or establishment
Happening by or subject to chance or accident; unpredictable:
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  1. Happening by or subject to chance or accident; unpredictable:
  2. Dependent upon a future event or circumstance that is not certain to happen. See also vested.
  3. Possible, but not certain to happen.
Capable of being changed, changeable, mutable
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Moving in waves.
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  1. Moving in waves.
  2. Subject to change or variation: variable:
  3. (Medicine) Capable of being moved or compressed. Used of an abnormal mass such as a tumor or abscess.
That can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on circumstances
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  1. That can be done, known, acquired, selected, used, etc., depending on circumstances
  2. Capable of happening but of uncertain likelihood:
  3. Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances:
Not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated
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  1. Not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated
  2. Indefinite in shape, form, or character; hazily or indistinctly seen or sensed
  3. Not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression
Inclined to make conjectures
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  1. Inclined to make conjectures
  2. In the nature of a conjecture, or based on a conjecture.
Not definitely as specified; uncertain
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  1. Not definitely as specified; uncertain
  2. Suspected with good reason of being immoral, dishonest, unsound, etc.
  3. Not yet determined or specified.
Posing a problem; difficult to solve:
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  1. Posing a problem; difficult to solve:
  2. Having the nature of a problem; hard to solve or deal with
  3. Not settled; yet to be determined; uncertain
  1. Resting on supposition; hypothetical; conjectural.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(Philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
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  1. (Philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
  2. Based on, involving, or having the nature of a hypothesis; assumed; supposed
  3. Given to the use of hypotheses
Of or constituting theory
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  1. Of or constituting theory
  2. Limited to or based on theory; not practical or applied; hypothetical
  3. Studying or working to develop theory.
That can have more than one interpretation; having two or more meanings; purposely vague, misleading, or ambiguous
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  1. That can have more than one interpretation; having two or more meanings; purposely vague, misleading, or ambiguous
  2. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
  3. Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful, incongruous.
A fitting subject for debate.
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  1. A fitting subject for debate.
  2. Controversial. Not fully proved, open to debate, sometimes used humorously.
  3. Being such that formal argument or discussion is possible.
Having two or more possible meanings
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  1. Having two or more possible meanings
  2. Open to more than one interpretation:
  3. Not clear; indefinite; vague
Disputed, under discussion, not settled.
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  1. Disputed, under discussion, not settled.
Not discovered, identified, determined, explored, etc.
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  1. Not discovered, identified, determined, explored, etc.
  2. Not known; unfamiliar:
  3. Not well known or widely known:
Not having been announced:
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  1. Not having been announced:
  2. Being without advance notice; unexpected:
Not precise.
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  1. Not precise.
  2. Not precise, exact, or definite; vague
  3. Not precise or exact; containing some error or uncertainty.
Open to more than one interpretation:
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  1. Open to more than one interpretation:
  2. Not clear; indefinite; vague
  3. Doubtful or uncertain:
On a boundary; specif., on the boundary of what is acceptable, valid, or normal; hence, having a questionable or indefinite status
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  1. On a boundary; specif., on the boundary of what is acceptable, valid, or normal; hence, having a questionable or indefinite status
  2. (Psychiatry) Relating to a personality disorder characterized by a long-standing pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, behavior, mood, and self-image that can interfere with social or occupational functioning or cause extreme emotional distress.
  3. Nearly; not clearly on one side or the other of a border or boundary, ambiguous.
(Scot.) Bringing good luck
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  1. (Scot.) Bringing good luck
  2. Subject to chance; random
  3. Risky; uncertain
Filled with clouds.
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  1. Filled with clouds.
  2. Unknown, surrounded in mystery.
Of questionable character:
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  1. Of questionable character:
  2. Feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical
  3. Arousing doubt; doubtful:
Subject to doubt or question; uncertain.
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  1. Subject to doubt or question; uncertain.
  2. That is to be doubted; uncertain
Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
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  1. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
  2. Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful, incongruous.
  3. Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
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  1. Not conclusive, not leading to a conclusion
  2. Not conclusive:
  3. Not conclusive or final; not leading to a definite result
Prone to or characterized by indecision; irresolute:
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  1. Prone to or characterized by indecision; irresolute:
  2. (Of a person) Not decisive; not marked by promptness or decision.
  3. (Of a contest etc.) inconclusive or uncertain
Lacking clarity or precision, as in meaning; vague:
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  1. Lacking clarity or precision, as in meaning; vague:
  2. Not accurately determined or determinable.
  3. Not yet settled, concluded, or known; doubtful or inconclusive
Having the nature of a problem; hard to solve or deal with
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  1. Having the nature of a problem; hard to solve or deal with
  2. Open to doubt; debatable:
  3. Not settled; yet to be determined; uncertain
Not yet determined or specified.
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  1. Not yet determined or specified.
  2. That can or should be questioned or doubted; open to doubt
  3. Not definitely as specified; uncertain
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  1. Ambiguous; liable to more than one interpretation.
  2. Not easy to see or read; indecipherable or unreadable.
  3. Not clearly defined; not explicit.
Precarious; unstable; unreliable.
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  1. Precarious; unstable; unreliable.
  2. Uncertain
  3. Uncertain of the facts.
  1. Uncertain or chancy.
  2. (Informal) Not definite; containing doubtful elements; dependent upon varying conditions
  3. Doubtful; uncertain:
That which can be argued; i.e., that which can be proven or strongly supported with sound logical deduction, precedent, and evidence.
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  1. That which can be argued; i.e., that which can be proven or strongly supported with sound logical deduction, precedent, and evidence.
  2. (Colloquial) Open to doubt, argument or debate.
  3. Open to argument:
Being such that formal argument or discussion is possible.
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  1. Being such that formal argument or discussion is possible.
  2. Of a person, argumentative.
  3. That can be questioned or disputed
Of opinions, propositions or questions, subject to dispute; not settled.
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  1. Of opinions, propositions or questions, subject to dispute; not settled.
  2. That can be disputed; debatable
Liable to exception; open to objection
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  1. Liable to exception; open to objection
  2. Liable to cause disapproval, objection or debate
Of an issue, that it is not currently a controversy able to be decided, typically because it was resolved or otherwise removed from the court’s purview by an intervening act or occurrence. Of an issue, that it is not currently a controversy able to be decided, typically because it was resolved or otherwise removed from the court’s purview by an intervening act or occurrence.
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  1. Of an issue, that it is not currently a controversy able to be decided, typically because it was resolved or otherwise removed from the court’s purview by an intervening act or occurrence. Of an issue, that it is not currently a controversy able to be decided, typically because it was resolved or otherwise removed from the court’s purview by an intervening act or occurrence.
  2. Subject to debate; arguable or unsettled:
  3. (Law) Not presenting an open legal question, as a result of the occurrence of some event definitively resolving the issue, or the absence of a genuine case or controversy.
Capable of being mooted.
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  1. Capable of being mooted.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Not settled; unresolved or dubious:
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  1. Not settled; unresolved or dubious:
  2. Open to doubt; debatable:
  3. Not settled; yet to be determined; uncertain
Not yet determined or specified.
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  1. Not yet determined or specified.
  2. That can or should be questioned or doubted; open to doubt
  3. Not definitely as specified; uncertain
Open to more than one interpretation:
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  1. Open to more than one interpretation:
  2. Doubtful or uncertain:
  3. Not clear; indefinite; vague
Open to more than one interpretation.
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  1. Open to more than one interpretation.
  2. Obscure; vague; not clear
  3. Uncertain; unclear.
Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
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  1. Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
  2. Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful, incongruous.
  3. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
  1. Not explicit.
  2. Not explicit; indefinite.
  3. Not explicit; vague; indefinite; general
Cloudy, misty, or hazy.
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  1. Cloudy, misty, or hazy.
  2. Lacking definite form or limits; vague:
  3. Unclear; vague; indefinite
Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous:
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  1. Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous:
  2. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
  3. Out of sight; hidden:
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  1. Ambiguous; liable to more than one interpretation.
  2. Not easy to see or read; indecipherable or unreadable.
  3. Not clearly defined; not explicit.
Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy:
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  1. Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy:
  2. Not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated
  3. Indefinite in shape, form, or character; hazily or indistinctly seen or sensed
Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
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  1. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
  2. Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful, incongruous.
  3. Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
Not yet determined or specified.
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  1. Not yet determined or specified.
  2. That can or should be questioned or doubted; open to doubt
  3. Not definitely as specified; uncertain
Of dubious character, morality, or legality; questionable:
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  1. Of dubious character, morality, or legality; questionable:
  2. (Slang) Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.
  3. Full of shade; shaded:
Open to or viewed with suspicion:
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  1. Open to or viewed with suspicion:
  2. Viewed with suspicion; suspected
Tending habitually to suspect, esp. to suspect evil
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  1. Tending habitually to suspect, esp. to suspect evil
  2. Arousing or likely to arouse suspicion in others
  3. Arousing or apt to arouse suspicion; questionable:
Like a fish in odor, taste, etc., specif., strongly or undesirably so
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  1. Like a fish in odor, taste, etc., specif., strongly or undesirably so
  2. Expressing doubt or suspicion
  3. (Informal) Causing doubt or suspicion; questionable
Not precise or clear in meaning; vague
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  1. Not precise or clear in meaning; vague
  2. Not sharp or clear in outline; blurred; indistinct
  3. Without limit; forever, or until further notice; not definite.
Played without a mute:
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  1. Played without a mute:
  2. (Sports) Having the forward foot farther from the intended point of impact with the ball than the rear foot:
  3. Having interspersed gaps, spaces, or intervals:
Not having come to a decision; irresolute
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  1. Not having come to a decision; irresolute
  2. Uncommitted, not having reached a decision.
  3. Open and not yet settled or determined.
Not specifically known or ascertained:
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  1. Not specifically known or ascertained:
  2. Not determined; not settled; not decided.
  3. Not yet determined; undecided:
Not stable or fixed; changeable; uncertain
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  1. Not stable or fixed; changeable; uncertain
  2. Uncertain or doubtful:
  3. Not determined or resolved:
Lacking confidence.
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  1. Lacking confidence.
  2. Uncertain of the facts.
  3. Uncertain
Not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated
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  1. Not clearly, precisely, or definitely expressed or stated
  2. Not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression
  3. Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct:
Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure
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  1. Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure
  2. Undecided or of uncertain outcome
  3. Subject to or causing doubt:
Of questionable character:
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  1. Of questionable character:
  2. Feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical
  3. Arousing doubt; doubtful:
Not easily persuaded or convinced; doubting; questioning
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  1. Not easily persuaded or convinced; doubting; questioning
  2. Marked by or given to doubt; questioning:
  3. Having, or expressing doubt; questioning.
Not having come to a decision; irresolute
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  1. Not having come to a decision; irresolute
  2. Not having reached a decision; uncommitted:
  3. Open and not yet settled or determined.
Lacking confidence.
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  1. Lacking confidence.
  2. Uncertain
  3. Uncertain of the facts.
Capable of being changed, changeable, mutable
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That can change or be changed; likely or tending to change; variable; alterable; fickle
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  1. That can change or be changed; likely or tending to change; variable; alterable; fickle
  2. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
  3. Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles:
Available for investment
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  1. Available for investment
  2. Changing or tending to change; variable:
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a fluid.
Not constant; changeable
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  1. Not constant; changeable
  2. Not uniform in nature, value, etc.; irregular; variable
  3. Changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason.
Tending to undergo genetic mutation:
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  1. Tending to undergo genetic mutation:
  2. Prone to frequent change; inconstant:
  3. Capable of or subject to change or alteration.
Not determined or resolved:
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  1. Not determined or resolved:
  2. Likely to change or vary; variable:
  3. Uncertain or doubtful:
Not fixed, firm, or steady; easily upset or unbalanced
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  1. Not fixed, firm, or steady; easily upset or unbalanced
  2. Relating to a chemical compound that readily decomposes or changes into other compounds or into elements.
  3. Liable to undergo spontaneous decay into some other form. For example, the nucleus of uranium 238 atom is unstable and changes by radioactive decay into the nucleus of thorium 234, a lighter element. Many subatomic particles, such as muons and neutrons, are unstable and decay quickly into other particles.
Not firm or stable; shaky
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  1. Not firm or stable; shaky
  2. Erratic in habits, purpose, or behavior
  3. Not even or regular; wavering:
(Biology) Tending to exhibit genetic variation or variation in a physical trait:
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  1. (Biology) Tending to exhibit genetic variation or variation in a physical trait:
  2. A factor or condition that is subject to change, especially one that is allowed to change in a scientific experiment to test a hypothesis.
  3. Likely to change or vary; subject to variation; changeable.
Having or exhibiting variation; varying:
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  1. Having or exhibiting variation; varying:
  2. Differing from others of the same kind or from a standard:
  3. Varying; different; esp., different in some way from others of the same kind or class, or from some standard or type
Being more than one; several:
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  1. Being more than one; several:
  2. Of diverse kinds:
  3. Unlike; different:
Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable:
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  1. Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable:
  2. Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
  3. Subject to caprices; tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason; erratic; flighty
Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles:
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  1. Varying in color or appearance when seen from different angles:
  2. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
  3. That can change or be changed; likely or tending to change; variable; alterable; fickle
(Geol.) Designating a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source, as by a glacier
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  1. (Geol.) Designating a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source, as by a glacier
  2. Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity:
  3. Having no fixed course or purpose; irregular; random; wandering
Exceedingly great in size or degree; extravagant:
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  1. Exceedingly great in size or degree; extravagant:
  2. Strange or fanciful in form, conception, or appearance:
  3. Wonderful; marvelous; excellent; extraordinarily good or great (used especially as an intensifier).
Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious
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  1. Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious
  2. Characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
  3. Quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.
Displaying or marked by a lack of consistency, especially:
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  1. Displaying or marked by a lack of consistency, especially:
  2. Not always holding to the same principles or practice; changeable
  3. Lacking in correct logical relation; contradictory:
Not constant; changeable
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  1. Not constant; changeable
  2. Not uniform in nature, value, etc.; irregular; variable
  3. Changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason.
Containing or caused by the action of the element mercury.
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  1. Containing or caused by the action of the element mercury.
  2. Caused by the action or use of mercury
  3. Having qualities suggestive of mercury; quick, quick-witted, volatile, changeable, fickle, etc.
Likely to perform unpredictably; undependable:
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  1. Likely to perform unpredictably; undependable:
  2. Having an excitable temperament; easily upset
  3. Relating to or caused by temperament:
Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
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  1. Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
  2. Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
  3. Requiring skillful or tactful handling; delicate:
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  1. Unable to be predicted.
  2. Difficult to foretell or foresee:
Not fixed, firm, or steady; easily upset or unbalanced
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  1. Not fixed, firm, or steady; easily upset or unbalanced
  2. (--- Chem.) Tending to decompose or change into other compounds
  3. Changeable; variable; fluctuating
Erratic in habits, purpose, or behavior
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  1. Erratic in habits, purpose, or behavior
  2. Not firm or stable; shaky
  3. Not even or regular; wavering:
(Biology) Tending to exhibit genetic variation or variation in a physical trait:
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  1. (Biology) Tending to exhibit genetic variation or variation in a physical trait:
  2. A factor or condition that is subject to change, especially one that is allowed to change in a scientific experiment to test a hypothesis.
  3. Likely to change or vary; subject to variation; changeable.
Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
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  1. Moving capriciously from one idea, interest, etc. to another; fickle
  2. Tending to vary often or widely, as in price:
  3. Changing easily from liquid to vapor at normal temperatures and pressures. Essential oils used in perfumes are highly volatile.
Full of or characterized by whimsy; quaintly, playfully, or gently humorous
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  1. Full of or characterized by whimsy; quaintly, playfully, or gently humorous
  2. Given to whimsy; capricious; odd; peculiar; playful; light-hearted or amusing.
  3. Subject to sudden change; unpredictable
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