Synonyms of explosive in English:

explosive


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adjective

1‘the danger of explosive gases’

SYNONYMS
volatile, inflammable, flammable, combustible, incendiary, eruptive, unstable

2‘Marco's explosive temper’

SYNONYMS
fiery, stormy, violent, volatile, volcanic, angry, fierce, impassioned, passionate, intense, vehement, tempestuous, turbulent, touchy, irritable, irascible, hot-headed, short-tempered, quick-tempered

3‘he had been able to defuse an explosive situation’

SYNONYMS
tense, charged, highly charged, overwrought
critical, serious, dangerous, perilous, hazardous, knife-edge, touch-and-go
sensitive, delicate, unstable, volatile, inflammable, volcanic, ugly, nasty
informal iffy, dicey

4‘pressure on the land was increased by explosive population growth’

SYNONYMS
sudden, dramatic, rapid, abrupt, meteoric
mushrooming, snowballing, escalating, rocketing, accelerating

noun

1‘stocks of explosives’

SYNONYMS
bomb, incendiary device, incendiary, device