Pronunciation: PROH-tee-uh’ n, proh-TEE
Difficulty Level: High
Meaning: refers to being changeable in terms of form, shape and character. Related to proteus
1. Amoebas are protean organisms
2. As such, your 'country' might prove to be too protean a receptacle for your conscience.
The Times of India, Carry a torch for your conscience and country, 9 Apr 2008