Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a chameleon: readily changing color or other attributes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given, like the chameleon, to frequent change; inconstant; fickle.

Etymologies

chameleon +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Look for the show to introduce a recurring villain described as a chameleonic one-man crime syndicate.

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  • In light of all this, one can surely understand why many citizens and the international community has welcomed the deal with what one can aptly describe as chameleonic caution.

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  • In the future, the Green Beret command hopes to develop "chameleonic" suits that change colors so soldiers will still be camouflaged as they move from one background to another.

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  • The device is described as "chameleonic" because it is able to alter its physical appearance, like a chameleon.

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  • Take Kristin Cavallari: Seeing her in front rows across New York, K. Cav was a walking billboard for celebrity as chameleonic model -- ladylike at Luca Luca, Parisienne at Malandrino and punky-girly at Betsey Johnson.

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  • His was a multiple nature, chameleonic and irresponsible.

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  • The models were all styled differently -- in an apparent nod to the chameleonic appearance of the show's inspiration, con artist Maria Lani, who, again according to the collection notes, "convinced over 50 leading artists of the day (including Matisse, Chagall and de Chirico) to paint her portrait" before fleeing Europe with the paintings.

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  • Rising to notoriety in the creative ferment of electroclash-era Berlin, this Canadian performer has shown a remarkable, chameleonic skill for reinvention; by turns a "pranksta" rapper, classical pianist, Billy Joel-style soft rocker, remixer of the likes of Björk and Daft Punk, inventor of "jazz chess" see last year's feature film, Ivory Tower, and behind-the-scenes superproducer adding sparkle to rising stars like Marina & The Diamonds, Cocknbullkid and Boys Noize.

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  • I've traveled and moved with frequency -- collecting mail in Texas, North Carolina, Washington D.C., New York, London and Namibia -- learning in the process that mobility generally prepares one for a more attuned, almost chameleonic existence.

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  • Spurred on by Leonarda, a seductive, chameleonic Argentine whose Master Plan to hunt down the city's most illustrious writer implies a web of psychological and sexual intrigue, Daisy enters into murky moral territory, only to discover that the game is being played on her.

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