Synonyms of volatile in English:

volatile

adjective

  • 1 a volatile personality
    unpredictable, changeable, variable, inconstant, inconsistent, erratic, irregular, unstable, turbulent, blowing hot and cold, varying, shifting, fluctuating, fluid, mutable;
    mercurial, capricious, whimsical, fickle, flighty, impulsive, temperamental, high-strung, excitable, emotional, fiery, moody, tempestuous
    [Antonyms] stable, constant
  • 2 the atmosphere is too volatile for an election
    tense, strained, fraught, uneasy, uncomfortable, charged, explosive, inflammatory, turbulent
    informal nail-biting, ready to blow
    [Antonyms] stable, calm
  • 3 a volatile organic compound
    explosive, inflammable;
    unstable, labile
    [Antonyms] stable
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