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Synonyms of volatile in English:


  • 1 her sister was headstrong and volatile
    mercurial, capricious, whimsical, fickle, flighty, giddy, impulsive, wayward, temperamental, highly strung, excitable, emotional, overemotional, fiery, moody, choleric, stormy, tempestuous, volcanic
    [Antonyms] stable, constant
  • 2 the atmosphere in the capital seems far too volatile for any talk of elections
    tense, strained, fraught, uneasy, uncomfortable, charged, explosive, eruptive, inflammatory, turbulent, in turmoil, full of upheavals
    informalhairy, nail-biting, white-knuckle
    British informaldodgy
    [Antonyms] stable, calm
  • 3 a plume of pollution caused by a volatile organic compound
    evaporative, vaporous, vaporescent;
    explosive, eruptive, inflammable;
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