Other forms: volatilities

Volatility is the trait of being excitable and unpredictable. Your volatility might ultimately be the thing that makes you unsuitable as a preschool teacher.

The noun volatility is the characteristic of changing often and unpredictably. Your sister's volatility might be shown in how quickly she switches from laughing to crying. If you talk about the volatility of the stock market, stock prices are most likely fluctuating wildly. In chemistry, volatility means the speed with which a substance changes from solid to liquid, liquid to vapor, and so on. The root is the Latin volatilis, "fleeting, transitory, flying."

Definitions of volatility
  1. noun
    the state of being easily excited
    synonyms: excitability, excitableness
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    boiling point
    being highly angry or excited; ready to boil over
    type of:
    emotionalism, emotionality
    emotional nature or quality
  2. noun
    the trait of being unpredictably irresolute
    “the volatility of the market drove many investors away”
    synonyms: unpredictability
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    type of:
    irresoluteness, irresolution
    the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
  3. noun
    the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor
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    type of:
    chemical property
    a property used to characterize materials in reactions that change their identity
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