What is another word for Mercurially?

52 synonyms found


[ mɜːkjˈʊɹɪəli], [ mɜːkjˈʊɹɪəli], [ m_ɜː_k_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_ɪ__ə_l_i]

Mercurially is an adjective that is used to describe someone who is unpredictable, volatile, and whimsical in their behavior or character. A few other possible synonyms for this word might include fickle, capricious, flighty, erratic, or unstable. These words all convey a sense of changeability or unreliability, suggesting that someone who is mercurially inclined is likely to act in unexpected or even irrational ways. Other possibilities might include impulsive, spontaneous, or whimsical, all of which suggest a certain degree of spontaneity and lack of forethought. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the particular context in which the word is being used and the exact shade of meaning that the writer wants to convey.

Usage examples for Mercurially

I say by his fault, but I should have said by the fault of his doctors, who treated him Mercurially for a disease which was not venereal; and this treatment not only killed him but took away his good name.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
That is, of course, something you get in greater quantity, though not such intense quality, in a London 'block,' but there is something more fluent, more Mercurially impatient, in a New York street jam, which our nerves more vividly partake.
"Imaginary Interviews"
W. D. Howells
But the charger that he rode So Mercurially strode That the prince on one occasion left the others in the lurch, And the falling darkness found him, With no vassals left around him, Near a building like an abbey, Or a shabby Ruined church.
"Grimm Tales Made Gay"
Guy Wetmore Carryl

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