I. adjective Date: 14th century 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 Synonyms: see inconstantmercurially adverbmercurialness noun II. noun Date: 1676 a pharmaceutical or chemical containing mercury

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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