Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun volatile

1 sense of volatile

Sense 1
volatile -- (a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor; "it was heated to evaporate the volatiles")
       => substance -- (the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists; "DNA is the substance of our genes")

Antonyms of adj volatile

4 senses of volatile

Sense 1
volatile (vs. nonvolatile) -- (evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents")

nonvolatile (vs. volatile), nonvolatilizable, nonvolatilisable -- (not volatilizing readily; "a nonvolatile acid")

Sense 2
explosive, volatile -- (liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation")

INDIRECT (VIA unstable) -> stable -- (resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices")

Sense 3
fickle, volatile -- (marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections")

INDIRECT (VIA inconstant) -> constant -- (steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star")

Sense 4
volatile -- (tending to vary often or widely; "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions")

INDIRECT (VIA changeable) -> unchangeable -- (not changeable or subject to change; "a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu; "the unchangeable seasons"; "one of the unchangeable facts of life")

Similarity of adj volatile

4 senses of volatile

Sense 1
volatile (vs. nonvolatile) -- (evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures; "volatile oils"; "volatile solvents")
       => evaporable, vaporific, vapourific, vaporizable, vapourisable, volatilizable, volatilisable -- ((used of substances) capable of being volatilized)
          Also See-> inconstant#1

Sense 2
explosive, volatile -- (liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation")
       => unstable (vs. stable) -- (lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy")

Sense 3
fickle, volatile -- (marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; "fickle friends"; "a flirt's volatile affections")
       => inconstant (vs. constant) -- (likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable; "inconstant affections"; "an inconstant lover"; "swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare)

Sense 4
volatile -- (tending to vary often or widely; "volatile stocks"; "volatile emotions")
       => changeable (vs. unchangeable), changeful -- (such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices")

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