What does the word volatile mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. Tension and hysteria made everyone volatile. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore