Definitions

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  • adj. Having the characteristics of a chameleon.

Etymologies

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From chameleon +‎ -like.

Examples

  • One article refers to Flavio Sosa, APPO's spokesman, as a "chameleonlike" leader, as he's changed political affiliations several times.

    Nov. 8-11, 2006

  • Fire "; the story is about a charming," chameleonlike "con man who runs an art-forgery ring.

    GoodShit

  • With their deep cups and occasional oversize plumpness, the Pacifics don't look much like most of the oysters back East, but they do share the trait of adapting, chameleonlike, to their specific growing sites.

    The American Oyster Paradise

  • Colonizing and imperializing powers as we know, have a chameleonlike capacity for persistence.

    What Does Global Feminism Mean to YOU? « Gender Across Borders

  • Bush, by contrast, seemed unsure of his message and his game plan and shaky on details of his own sweeping proposals -- but also reluctant to attack Gore in the manner many Republicans would like: as a chameleonlike political hack who played the piano for eight years in Clinton's White House of ill repute.

    Ready For A Wild Ride

  • Watching his psychopathic, perfectly hideous Joker in the trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming Batman chapter The Dark Knight gives me chills, not only for the dual thrill of seeing two of cinema's greatest, chameleonlike talents (Christian Bale and Ledger, who were also terrific in Todd Haynes 'stunning Dylan meditation, I'm Not There) pitted against one another, but for Ledger's maniacal, edgier take on the legendary supervillain.

    Kim Morgan: Heath Ledger: 1979-2008

  • Watching the chameleonlike studio set turn from high Victorian (deep red and green walls, faux marble fireplace, huge potted palm) to Gilliatt's version of neoclassical is a little like watching a soap opera unfold.

    A Room With A Point Of View

  • The model that makes the most sense to me is producing a kind of software that's as flexible and chameleonlike as possible and distributing it to dozens or hundred s of other services.

    Putting It All In The Pipeline

  • And I'll think that an important ingredient of their error is racial prejudice -- not the hateful, snarling, open bigotry that terrorized my parents in their youth, but rather a vague, sophisticated, low-key prejudice that is chameleonlike in its ability to adapt to new surroundings and to hide even from those firmly in its grip.

    Ari Melber: Kennedy's Premature Obama Tears

  • On the 30th anniversary of his death, Gus Van Sant has made a sobering, reflective, respectful and responsible film about his turbulent life, titled Milk, with another chameleonlike performance by Sean Penn in the title role.

    <i>Milk</i> Is Great, but Would Be Even Tastier With More Penn Smooches

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