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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

Accounting does not make corporate earnings or balance sheets more volatile. Accounting just increases the transparency of volatility in earnings.
Diane Garnick

At the heart of banking is a suicidal strategy. Banks take money from the public or each other on call, skim it for their own reward and then lock the rest up in volatile, insecure and illiquid loans that at times they cannot redeem without public aid.
James Buchan

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

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

Fear tends to manifest itself much more quickly than greed, so volatile markets tend to be on the downside. In up markets, volatility tends to gradually decline.
Philip Roth
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Volatile Translations

volatile in Swedish is flyktig
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