Definitions for mercurial

Definitions for (adj) mercurial

Main entry: mercurial, erratic, fickle, quicksilver

Definition: liable to sudden unpredictable change

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

Main entry: mercurial

Definition: relating to or containing or caused by mercury

Usage: mercurial preparations; mercurial sore mouth

Main entry: Mercurial

Definition: relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury

Usage: more than Mercurial thievishness

Main entry: Mercurial

Definition: relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury

Usage: the Mercurial canals

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