Sunday, November 11, 2007
Definitions for mercurial
- [Often capitalized] Of or pertaining to the god Mercury.
- [Often capitalized] Of or pertaining to the planet Mercury.
- Having the qualities of shrewdness, eloquence, or thievishness attributed to the god Mercury.
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Citations for mercurial
Most of his New England cronies, accustomed to Brownson's frequent changes of opinion, treated him as a mercurial spirit who had finally stepped off the edge of the world rather than as a role model.
The bulky, white-thatched Georgia congressman was a mercurial, impulsive personality; a brilliant visionary one moment, a petulant, uncontrollable four-year-old the next.