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Definition of Volatile

Volatile

  1. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
  2. Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aeriform state; subject to evaporation.
  3. Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile temper.
  4. A winged animal; wild fowl; game.

Volatile Quotations

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
George Santayana

As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
Jonathan Swift

I am clearly vulnerable to these more passionate and volatile unstable relationships. I am trying to not be so vulnerable.
Salman Rushdie

My horizon on humanity is enlarged by reading the writers of poems, seeing a painting, listening to some music, some opera, which has nothing at all to do with a volatile human condition or struggle or whatever. It enriches me as a human being.
Wole Soyinka

A lot of actors, and artists in general, never feel secure in love. They always feel everything's going to be taken away from them, professionally and personally; they're extremely emotional and volatile.
Sylvester Stallone
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Volatile Translations

volatile in Swedish is flyktig

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