Thursday, January 27, 2011


Princeton says:
  • (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"
  • (relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury) "the Mercurial canals"
  • (relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury) "more than Mercurial thievishness"
  • (relating to or containing or caused by mercury) "mercurial preparations"; "mercurial sore mouth"
Webster says: (adjective)
1: of, relating to, or born under the planet Mercury
2: having qualities of eloquence, ingenuity, or thievishness attributed to the god Mercury or to the influence of the planet Mercury
3: characterized by rapid and unpredictable changeableness of mood <a mercurial temper>
4: of, relating to, containing, or caused by mercury
a pharmaceutical or chemical containing mercury

My input:
I wonder how this relates to the element of the same name.

Pronunciation: .
Mer as in merchant, summer. Cur as in cure, curious. I as in the e sound in tree, key. Al rhymes with bull.
Webster audio

Synonyms(for the first Princeton definition) 
erratic, fickle, quicksilver


  1. This is one of my favourite words that I've most often heard used in sports commentary..."he has a mercurial talent..."

    1. Searched for this for the same reason!! Describing a footballer that is excellent one game and rubbish the next.

  2. Don't you think it was inspired to call the metal after the god? Both slippery shape-shifters.

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  6. The word seems like it relates greatly with the element itself. I will however try to use it in a conversation. "You're acting very mercurial right now." Sounds like it would work.

  7. I wonder if I will ever have an opportunity to use this word and if the listeners will understand

  8. I will just try to remember the definition by thinking of the attributes of the god Mercury. Now if they could just make a saturday morning cartoon about him so I could remember what those attributes were!

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