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English adjective: shifting

1. shifting continuously varying


SamplesTaffeta with shifting colors.


Similarvariable


Antonymsinvariable

2. shifting changing position or direction


SamplesHe drifted into the shifting crowd.
Their nervous shifting glances.
Shifty winds.


Synonymsshifty


Similarunsteady


Antonymssteady

3. shifting (of soil) unstable


SamplesShifting sands.
Unfirm earth.


Synonymsunfirm


Similarloose


Antonymscompact


English noun: shifting

1. shifting (act) the act of moving from one place to another


SamplesHis constant shifting disrupted the class.


Synonymsshift


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement









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