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"chameleon" in British English

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chameleonnoun [C]

uk   us   /kəˈmiː.li.ən/
  • chameleon noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a lizard that ​changesskincolour to ​match what ​surrounds it so that it cannot be ​seen
  • chameleon noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​person who ​changes his or her ​opinions or ​behaviour to ​please other ​people
(Definition of chameleon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chameleonnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈmil·jən/
a ​lizard (= ​type of ​creature) that ​changesitsskincolor to ​matchitssurroundings so that it cannot be ​seen A chameleon is also a ​person who ​changes his or her ​opinions or ​behavior to ​pleaseothers: Opponents called him a ​political chameleon for ​shifting his ​position on a ​range of ​issues.
(Definition of chameleon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chameleon”
in Spanish camaleón…
in Vietnamese tắc kè hoa…
in Malaysian sesumpah…
in Thai สัตว์จำพวกกิ้งก่า…
in French caméléon…
in German das Chamäleon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 变色龙,变色蜥蜴…
in Indonesian bunglon…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 變色龍,變色蜥蜴…
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