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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: mercurial (0.01065 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to mercurial.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: mercurial mercurial adj 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” [syn: erratic, fickle, quicksilver(a)] 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”
English → English (gcide) Definition: Mercurial Mercurial \Mer*cu"ri*al\, n. 1. A person having mercurial qualities. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A preparation containing mercury. [1913 Webster] Mercurial \Mer*cu"ri*al\, a. [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.] 1. Having the qualities fabled to belong to the god Mercury; swift; active; sprightly; fickle; volatile; changeable; as, a mercurial youth; a mercurial temperament. [1913 Webster] A mercurial man Who fluttered over all things like a fan. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the form or image of Mercury; -- applied to ancient guideposts. [Obs.] --Chillingworth. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to Mercury as the god of trade; hence, money-making; crafty. [1913 Webster] The mercurial wand of commerce. --J. Q. Adams. [1913 Webster] 4. Of or pertaining to, or containing, mercury; as, mercurial preparations, barometer. See Mercury, 2. [1913 Webster] 5. (Med.) Caused by the use of mercury; as, mercurial sore mouth. [1913 Webster]

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