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Without government backing, bitcoin's price is highly volatile.

Yes, accepting such a volatile currency for payment is a GAAP accounting nightmare.

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Over three of the stock’s most volatile trading days, GameStop shares changed hands 554 million times — more than 11 times the number of total shares available.

Methane, for example, consists of a single carbon atom linked to four hydrogen atoms and is extremely volatile.

Diseases will likely manifest themselves by the presence of multiple volatile molecules—a cocktail of them, Koulakov thinks, so here rodents’ abilities would be particularly helpful.

Visibly affected the by military atmosphere the young man admitted his emotions were volatile.

Pryor had yet to become the volatile social satirist who unnerved white industry executives and delighted black audiences.

But politics are volatile in Ukraine and Opposition Bloc is pushing hard.

In the volatile southern province of Kandahar, for instance, an innovative school for teenage girls will soon close its doors.

Living as they do in the heart of the volatile Caucasus, Georgians are only too aware of the fires that surround them.

The atmosphere of the earth is composed mainly of very volatile elements, known as nitrogen and argon.

The nurse brought her sal volatile, and washed the small cut above her eyebrow.

I had fears that I might find you alone in a darkened room, with tear-stained eyes and sal-volatile by your side.

Caermarthen's eldest son—bold and volatile, fond of the sea, and living much among sailors—had a small yacht of marvellous speed.

A volatile oil, used to keep away insects from textiles, is obtained from the leaves.


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On this page you'll find 117 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to volatile, such as: buoyant, capricious, elusive, erratic, fickle, and resilient.

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