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Webster 1913 Edition


Volubile

{

Vo-lu′bi-late

,

Vol′u-bile

},
Adj.
[See
Voluble
.]
Turning, or whirling; winding; twining; voluble.

Definition 2022


volubile

volubile

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

volubile (comparative more volubile, superlative most volubile)

  1. (chiefly botany) Turning or whirling; winding.


French

Adjective

volubile m, f (plural volubiles)

  1. inconstant, changeable, variable

Interlingua

Adjective

volubile (comparative plus volubile, superlative le plus volubile)

  1. voluble

Italian

Adjective

volubile m, f (masculine and feminine plural volubili)

  1. inconstant, changeable, variable
  2. fickle

Related terms


Latin

Adjective

volūbile

  1. nominative neuter singular of volūbilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of volūbilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of volūbilis

Middle French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin volūbilis.

Adjective

volubile m, f (plural volubiles)

  1. inconstant, variable; changeable
  2. movable; moving

Descendants

References

  • volubile on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)