What is another word for proteus?

26 synonyms found


[ pɹˈə͡ʊtɪəs], [ pɹˈə‍ʊtɪəs], [ p_ɹ_ˈəʊ_t_ɪ__ə_s]

Proteus is a word that is often associated with change and adaptability. Some synonyms for proteus include versatile, mutable, and malleable. Other synonyms include chameleon, shape-shifter, and polymorphous. These words all suggest a sense of fluidity and adaptability which is often associated with Proteus in mythological and literary contexts. Other synonyms that may be associated with Proteus include flexible, pliable, and accommodating. All of these words suggest a malleability and ability to change which is often seen as a virtue in various contexts, whether it be in business, politics, or relationships.

Synonyms for Proteus:

What are the hypernyms for Proteus?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Animals, Invertebrates, sea life, sea creatures, marine animals, underwater animals, cephalopods (the family of mollusks to which Proteus belongs).

What are the hyponyms for Proteus?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Proteus?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

What are the meronyms for Proteus?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Proteus

Contemporaries also were quick at recognising their proteus in his many shapes, and their gossip gives a strong support to internal evidence, resting as it probably did on evidences which were not altogether internal.
"Daniel Defoe"
William Minto
"Yes, from the proteus.
William McFee
He loved to call himself proteus, and, indeed, the strange vicissitudes of his career justified his assumption of the name.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill

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