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mercurial

adjective uk   /mɜːˈkjʊə.ri.əl/  us   /mɜːrˈkjʊr.i-/

mercurial adjective (QUICK)

literary changing suddenly and often: a mercurial temperament She was entertaining but unpredictable, with mercurial mood swings. literary intelligent, enthusiastic, and quick: a mercurial mind/wit

mercurial adjective (RELATING TO MERCURY)

specialized medical containing or caused by mercury: mercurial drugs
Translations of “mercurial”
in Chinese (Traditional) 多變的,反覆無常的, 機智而充滿熱忱的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多变的,反复无常的, 雄辩机智的…
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