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synonyms for protean

  • multifaceted
  • able
  • accomplished
  • adaptable
  • adroit
  • all-around
  • all-purpose
  • all-round
  • ambidextrous
  • conversant
  • dexterous
  • elastic
  • facile
  • functional
  • gifted
  • handy
  • ingenuous
  • many-sided
  • mobile
  • plastic
  • pliable
  • puttylike
  • ready
  • resourceful
  • skilled
  • skillful
  • talented
  • variable
  • varied
  • various
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How to use protean in a sentence

Curiosity, thoughtless mirth, mock humility, and other symptoms of the protean vice are painted by a master.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS, VOL XVARIOUS
Remains precisely the question: man feeling this protean capacity to grow a new organ: what organ?
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
Although matter is protean and its transformations limitless, there are certain changes which cannot be made.
THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, SEPTEMBER, 1900VARIOUS
The story of Proteus itself is Protean, and must be grasped in its essence through all its appearances.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
Keats was often impatient of this Protean quality of his own mind.
KEATSSIDNEY COLVIN
The writer shows all her old power of presenting the passion of love in each of its Protean phases.
WERWOLVESELLIOTT O'DONNELL
Closely allied to this marble is an ancient species which puzzles most visitors by its Protean appearance.
ROMAN MOSAICSHUGH MACMILLAN
"This arm was made by the notorious Protean Bob," said young Jack to his father.
JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS SON'S ESCAPE FROM THE BRIGAND'S OF GREECEBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
The subtile thought in many Protean shapes played before her fancy, but she would not try to catch it—no!
THE GOLDEN DOGWILLIAM KIRBY
The various forms were apt to occur together or in succession, so that epidemiography has a Protean character.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROTEAN

  • adaptable
  • all-around
  • all-purpose
  • flexible
  • many-sided
  • multifaceted
  • protean
  • well-rounded
  • ambidextrous
  • associative
  • collaborative
  • combining
  • integrative
  • many-sided
  • multidisciplinary
  • multifaceted
  • protean
  • synthesizing
  • versatile
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.