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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
    technical labile
    [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
    informal hairy, nail-biting, white-knuckle
    British informal dodgy
    [Antonyms] stable, calm
  • 3 a plume of pollution caused by a volatile organic compound
    evaporative, vaporous, vaporescent;
    explosive, eruptive, inflammable;
    technical labile
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