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mercurial meaning and definition

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MERCURIAL adjective

Definition of mercurial (adjective)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: erratic, fickle, quicksilver
  2. relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury
    • "the Mercurial canals"
  3. relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury
    • "more than Mercurial thievishness"
  4. relating to or containing or caused by mercury
    • "mercurial preparations"; "mercurial sore mouth"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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