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To be clear, the Nets face their own questions, most of which trace back to Durant’s decision to partner with the mercurial Irving.

Jason Roe, Gaspar’s mercurial consultant, moved as did Sage Naumann, a former staffer for the party.

While she’s proven her loyalty to Orbán, Hungary’s mercurial leader is known for reshuffling and throwing out politicians at his convenience.

From Ozy

An astounding three-out-of-four of America’s big cap stalwarts—that typically pride themselves on tracing the path ahead—deemed the future so mercurial that they gave up.

From Fortune

Stars, heat and humidity, and the temperament of mercurial elders in one’s family have to align to set the wedding date in India.

From Quartz

Since the recession, a mercurial job market has made it difficult for many vets to find steady employment.

I think that Michael would hate to be falsely remembered as perfect in retrospect—he was mercurial, impulsive, and intense.

They are superstitious, violent, passionate, mercurial, and secretive, with a greater belief in dragons than in any saint.

But Chechnya has become a republic of fear, the fiefdom of one man: its mercurial 36-year-old president, Ramzan Kadyrov.

But I press on, because my mercurial editor is emailing me, “When are you filing that bitcoin story!??”

Quentin Gray's mercurial color deserted him, and he turned to Seton a face grown suddenly pale.

The usual excited happiness was less obvious, he thought, than usual, the mercurial gaiety wholly absent.

The extreme heat was rather more intense than that of the preceding day, the mercurial column standing for a time at 97 degrees.

Of the influence formerly attributed to the planets, traces survive in such epithets as mercurial, jovial, saturnine.

Of the many forms of mercurial barometer, that perhaps known as Fortins is the best.


On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mercurial, such as: changeable, effervescent, erratic, impulsive, resilient, and unpredictable.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.