Adaptable



capable of being .
able to adjust oneself readily to different conditions:
an adaptable person.
Contemporary Examples

Holmes is the most adaptable of characters, having been portrayed by more actors than any other.
‘Elementary’ vs. ‘Sherlock’: Why There’s Room for More Than One Holmes Allen Barra November 28, 2012

She thinks the brand is adaptable for people who believe in other forms of Christianity as well.
Former Victoria’s Secret Model Kylie Bisutti Releases Christian Clothing Line, God Inspired Fashion Misty White Sidell August 6, 2013

This is how America likes to think of itself: unconstrained by the past, generous, adaptable, pragmatic.
The Cynical Bush-Clinton Show Lee Siegel January 17, 2010

Historical Examples

She forgot, with the adaptable memory of youth, her troubles.
Find the Woman Arthur Somers Roche

Because they were so likable and intelligent and adaptable—they were vastly dangerous!
Zen Jerome Bixby

They make the apple-tree group one of the most widespread and adaptable of temperate-region trees.
The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey

Few words are more elastic and adaptable than the verb substantive.
Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews Handley C.G. Moule

The new plant (Nicotiana tabacum) proved easily naturalized and adaptable to the Virginia soil.
The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624 Charles E. Hatch

Which of the possessions of the United States are adaptable for cane-sugar?
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

Captain Mackinnon believes the mind of the Americans to be the keenest and most adaptable in the world.
Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal, No. 454 Various

adj.

1800, from adapt + -able.

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