Synonyms of 'volatile'
(of circumstances) liable to sudden changeThere have been riots before and the situation is volatile.
He was a man of changeable moods.
The forecast is for changeable weather.
Weather conditions are variable and change from day to day.
Despite the unsettled weather, we had a marvellous weekend.
The situation is unstable and potentially dangerous.
She had proved to be an unreliable witness and had lied to police.
His unsteady relationship with his flatmates incited him to move out.
(of people) liable to sudden changes of mood and behaviourShe has a volatile temperament.
The patient was given to temperamental outbursts and paranoia.
the erratic nature of our recent weather
his mercurial temperament
up and down (informal),
They are fickle, faithless and lewd.
At our stage in life we are unlikely to become giddy spendthrifts.
In my youth I was a frivolous fool, vain and flighty.
(of a substance) changing quickly from a solid or liquid form to a vapourwhen volatile chemicals explode
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in the sense of erratic
irregular or unpredictablethe erratic nature of our recent weather
in the sense of explosive
able or likely to explodeHighly explosive gas is naturally found in coal mines.
in the sense of fickle
changeable in purpose, affections, etc.They are fickle, faithless and lewd.
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