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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. Ingo Speich:

    When we talk to companies it is pretty difficult to convince them to give cash back to shareholders, banks are reluctant to give them liquidity and we have a pretty volatile market environment, with Greece and the European Central Bank (buying bonds) and so on...They want to be defensive.

  2. Yutaka Miura:

    We could still see volatile trading next week on speculation about the Fed rate hike.

  3. Chief Actuary Jean-Claude Menard:

    The empirical evidence is telling us that stocks are one of the most volatile investments. The less volatile are money market instruments, but at the same the returns are very low.

  4. Robin Koepke:

    We are concerned that flows may well continue to be volatile in the months ahead in the face of further shifts in market expectations about the timing and pace of Fed liftoff.

  5. Mark Ovenden:

    The challenge everyone will face is that when domestic demand is volatile, how do you continue to fill the capacity? that's where I think you need to develop the export capability.

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