Synonyms for explosive

Synonyms for (noun) explosive

Synonyms: explosive

Definition: a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

Similar words: chemical, chemical substance

Definition: material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

Synonyms for (adjective) explosive

Synonyms: explosive

Definition: serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst

Usage: an explosive device; explosive gas; explosive force; explosive violence; an explosive temper

Similar words: detonative

Definition: exploding almost instantaneously


Synonyms: explosive

Definition: sudden and loud

Usage: an explosive laugh

Similar words: sudden

Definition: happening without warning or in a short space of time

Usage: a sudden storm; a sudden decision; a sudden cure


Synonyms: volatile, explosive

Definition: liable to lead to sudden change or violence

Usage: an explosive issue; a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation

Similar words: unstable

Definition: lacking stability or fixity or firmness

Usage: unstable political conditions; the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind; an unstable world economy