Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Evaporating readily.

Part of speech: adjective

Easily influenced; fickle; changeable; transient.

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Usage examples "volatile":

  1. Katherine had convinced herself that she was deeply enamoured of the volatile Freddie; the more she thought that she loved him, the greater became the conviction that he did not care as much for her as he professed. - "The Husbands of Edith", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. Weyburn puzzled over the mystery of so volatile a treatment of a serious matter, on the part of a woman whose feelings he had reason to know were quick and deep. - "Lord Ormont and his Aminta, v4", George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English.
  3. Tension and hysteria made everyone volatile. - "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.