Synonyms for shifting

Synonyms for (noun) shifting

Synonyms: shift, shifting

Definition: the act of moving from one place to another

Usage: his constant shifting disrupted the class

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

Synonyms for (adj) shifting

Synonyms: unfirm, shifting

Definition: (of soil) unstable

Usage: shifting sands; unfirm earth

Similar words: loose

Definition: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

Usage: loose gravel

Synonyms: shifting, shifty

Definition: changing position or direction

Usage: he drifted into the shifting crowd; their nervous shifting glances; shifty winds

Similar words: unsteady

Definition: subject to change or variation

Usage: her unsteady walk; his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine; an unsteady voice

Synonyms: shifting

Definition: continuously varying

Usage: taffeta with shifting colors

Similar words: variable

Definition: liable to or capable of change

Usage: rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable; variable winds; variable expenses

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