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  • adj.volatile, dangerous
  • nounsomething that blows up

synonyms for explosive

  • fiery
  • frenzied
  • hazardous
  • meteoric
  • stormy
  • tense
  • touchy
  • ugly
  • uncontrollable
  • unstable
  • violent
  • wild
  • at the boiling point
  • bursting
  • charged
  • consequential
  • convulsive
  • detonating
  • detonative
  • ebullient
  • eruptive
  • forceful
  • fulminant
  • impetuous
  • overwrought
  • perilous
  • raging
  • rampant
  • vehement
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antonyms for explosive

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  • calm
  • controlled
  • gentle
  • laid-back
  • mild
  • moderate
  • safe
  • peaceful
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    That’s according to an explosive new whistleblower complaint released by the Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday afternoon.
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    Netflix saw explosive subscriber growth in its first two quarters of this year, mainly attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.
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    When an idle shipment of dangerous explosives burst in Beirut, there were Carrds.
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    Still others have proposed that space became magnetized before all this, during cosmic inflation — the explosive expansion of space that purportedly jump-started the Big Bang itself.
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    But he marred it all by a temper so ungovernable that in Paris there was current a byword, "Explosive as Garnache."
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    With an explosive hiss, gray jets of live steam erupted from pipes around the edge of the room.
    HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
    Anything made of iron and containing high explosive and detonator will be welcome.
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    The gasoline used also gave off a gas of highly explosive character and one very likely to escape from leaky tanks or joints.
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    It is often difficult in serious situations to take these explosive monosyllables seriously.
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    WORDS RELATED TO EXPLOSIVE

    • ammo
    • armament
    • ball
    • bomb
    • buckshot
    • bullet
    • cannonball
    • cartridge
    • charge
    • chemical
    • confetti
    • explosive
    • fuse
    • grenade
    • gunpowder
    • iron rations
    • materiel
    • missile
    • munition
    • napalm
    • powder
    • rocket
    • round
    • shell
    • shot
    • shrapnel
    • torpedo
    • anarchic
    • demagogic
    • exciting
    • explosive
    • fiery
    • incendiary
    • incitive
    • insurgent
    • intemperate
    • provocative
    • rabble-rousing
    • rabid
    • rebellious
    • revolutionary
    • riotous
    • seditionary
    • seditious
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