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Synonyms for volatile
ˈvɒl ə tl, -tɪl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪlvolatile

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. volatile

    Synonyms:
    vaporizable, sublimable, distillable, airy, spirituous, evaporating, gay, iively, flighty, capricious, irresolute

    Antonyms:
    fixed, solid, persistent, dull, somber, demure, steady, determined, resolute, involatile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volatileadjective

    a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor

    "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles"

    Antonyms:
    nonvolatilisable, nonvolatile, nonvolatilizable, unchangeable, constant, stable

  2. volatileadjective

    evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures

    "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents"

    Synonyms:
    explosive, fickle

    Antonyms:
    nonvolatilisable, unchangeable, nonvolatilizable, stable, nonvolatile, constant

  3. explosive, volatileadjective

    liable to lead to sudden change or violence

    "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

    Synonyms:
    explosive, fickle

    Antonyms:
    nonvolatilizable, nonvolatilisable, unchangeable, stable, nonvolatile, constant

  4. fickle, volatileadjective

    marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

    "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections"

    Synonyms:
    quicksilver(a), explosive, fickle, mercurial, erratic

    Antonyms:
    nonvolatilizable, stable, nonvolatile, nonvolatilisable, unchangeable, constant

  5. volatileadjective

    tending to vary often or widely

    "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions"

    Synonyms:
    explosive, fickle

    Antonyms:
    stable, nonvolatilisable, nonvolatile, unchangeable, nonvolatilizable, constant

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. volatileadjective

    Synonyms:
    evaporable

  2. volatileadjective

    Synonyms:
    airy, gay, lively, jolly, sprightly, vivacious, buoyant, full of spirit, jocund

  3. volatileadjective

    Synonyms:
    fickle, changeable, giddy, inconstant, flighty, reckless, uncircumspect, wild, hare-brained, HARUM-SCARUM

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. volatileadjective

    Synonyms:
    changeable

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How to use volatile in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    It's been a volatile few weeks around the world. There's been a lot of reports in the news, and stock markets swinging, and worries about China and about Europe, but the United States of America, for all the challenges we still have, continues to have the best cards. We just have to play them right.

  2. Claudio Aspesi:

    The business has proven fairly volatile and therefore it has become little bit of a headache for management, in general it's not growing as fast and as well as it used to grow years ago.

  3. England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe:

    It's a very volatile situation. It's a very fluid situation. It is a very dangerous situation.

  4. Paul Achleitner:

    In particular, in a business like the capital markets one, which is so volatile and so rapidly changing, there will be permanent adjustments.

  5. Joe Morrissette:

    Never after 25 years of working on the state budget have I been through a more volatile period of tremendous and multi-faceted changes.


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