Definition of shifting :
1. Adapted or used for shifting anything.
2. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles.
3. of Shift
fracture, work shift, devious, shift key, sack, transformation, faulting, displacement, teddy, break, switch, shifty, slip, chemise, unfirm, loose, switching, shift, shimmy, fault, duty period, transmutation, geological fault
changeable (part of speech: adjective)
inconstant, unsteady, flexible, alterable, reformable, adaptable, irresolute, unsettled, vacillating, mercurial, transposable, varying, mutable, modifiable, restless, convertible, movable, precarious, wavering, variable, adjustable, fluid, changeable, protean, unstable, vicissitudinous, fickle, changeful, volatile, versatile, flighty, transformable, ever-changing
carrying (part of speech: verb)
deflecting (part of speech: verb)
moving (part of speech: verb)
transient (part of speech: adjective)
flickering, momentary, cursory, short-term, temporal, mortal, fleeting, instantaneous, transient, ephemeral, flitting, rootless, temporary, fading, short-lived, transitory, evanescent, brief, impermanent
- " It is a nice cabin," said Miss Jewell, shifting an inch and a half nearer to the skipper. - "Short Cruises", W.W. Jacobs.
- The fact is," concluded Simmonds, shifting his cigar to the other side of his mouth, " he was so serious about it, that I brought two men along. - "The Gloved Hand", Burton E. Stevenson.
- " There is some truth in that, Julian," she said, shifting her position uneasily in her chair, and looking at Horace. - "The New Magdalen", Wilkie Collins.