Synonyms for (noun) volatile

Synonyms: volatile

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

Usage: it was heated to evaporate the volatiles

Similar words: substance

Definition: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

Usage: DNA is the substance of our genes

Synonyms for (adjective) volatile

Synonyms: volatile

Definition: tending to vary often or widely

Usage: volatile stocks; volatile emotions

Similar words: changeable, changeful

Definition: such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change

Usage: changeable behavior; changeable moods; changeable prices


Synonyms: volatile, fickle

Definition: marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments

Usage: fickle friends; a flirt's volatile affections

Similar words: inconstant

Definition: likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable

Usage: inconstant affections; an inconstant lover; swear not by...the inconstant moon- Shakespeare


Synonyms: volatile, explosive

Definition: liable to lead to sudden change or violence

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

Similar words: unstable

Definition: lacking stability or fixity or firmness

Usage: unstable political conditions; the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind; an unstable world economy


Synonyms: volatile

Definition: evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures

Usage: volatile oils; volatile solvents

Similar words: volatilisable, volatilizable, vaporific, vaporizable, vapourific, vapourisable, evaporable

Definition: (used of substances) capable of being volatilized