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Fickle vs. Volatile

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Fickleadjective

Quick to change one’s opinion or allegiance; insincere; not loyal or reliable.

Volatileadjective

(physics) evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.

Fickleadjective

(figurative) Changeable.

Volatileadjective

explosive.

Fickleverb

(transitive) To deceive, flatter.

Volatileadjective

(of a price etc) variable or erratic.

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Fickleverb

To puzzle, perplex, nonplus.

Volatileadjective

(of a person) quick to become angry or violent.

Fickleadjective

Not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind; not firm in opinion or purpose; inconstant; capricious; as, Fortune's fickle wheel.

‘They know how fickle common lovers are.’;

Volatileadjective

fickle.

Fickleadjective

marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments;

‘fickle friends’; ‘a flirt's volatile affections’;

Volatileadjective

temporary or ephemeral.

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Fickleadjective

liable to sudden unpredictable change;

‘erratic behavior’; ‘fickle weather’; ‘mercurial twists of temperament’; ‘a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next’;

Volatileadjective

(of a situation) potentially violent.

Volatileadjective

having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.

Volatileadjective

whose content is lost when the computer is powered down

Volatileadjective

(obsolete) Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.

Volatilenoun

A chemical or compound that changes into a gas easily.

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Volatileadjective

Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.

Volatileadjective

Capable of wasting away, or of easily passing into the aëriform state; subject to evaporation.

Volatileadjective

Fig.: Light-hearted; easily affected by circumstances; airy; lively; hence, changeable; fickle; as, a volatile temper.

‘You are as giddy and volatile as ever.’;

Volatilenoun

A winged animal; wild fowl; game.

Volatilenoun

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

‘it was heated to evaporate the volatiles’;

Volatileadjective

evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures;

‘volatile oils’; ‘volatile solvents’;

Volatileadjective

liable to lead to sudden change or violence;

‘an explosive issue’; ‘a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation’;

Volatileadjective

marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments;

‘fickle friends’; ‘a flirt's volatile affections’;

Volatileadjective

tending to vary often or widely;

‘volatile stocks’; ‘volatile emotions’;

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