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volatile

vol·a·tile

volatile

 
 
pronunciation:
va l tihl
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: rapidly changeable, esp. tending to become violent.
His volatile temper put everyone on edge.Stay tuned to this channel for updates on this volatile situation.
synonyms:
eruptive, explosive, quick-tempered, volcanic
antonyms:
calm, stable
similar words:
capricious, fickle, fiery, hasty, hotheaded, mercurial, unsettled, unstable
definition 2: evaporating rapidly, or capable of doing so, without much change in temperature or pressure.
Ammonia is a volatile substance.
synonyms:
vaporous
antonyms:
stable
similar words:
evaporating, gaseous
definition 3: highly changeable or inconsistent.
The housing market tends to be volatile.
synonyms:
changeable, erratic, fickle, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, temperamental
antonyms:
constant, stable
similar words:
capricious, flighty, moody, skittish, uncertain, unpredictable, unstable, unsteady, variable
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derivations: volatileness (n.), volatility (n.)