Definitions for vitriolˈvɪ tri əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vitriol, oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid(noun)

    (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry

  2. vituperation, invective, vitriol(verb)

    abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

  3. vitriol(verb)

    expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol

  4. vitriol(verb)

    subject to bitter verbal abuse

Wiktionary

  1. vitriol(Noun)

    sulphuric acid and various metal sulphates

  2. vitriol(Noun)

    bitterly abusive language; invective or vituperation

  3. vitriol(Verb)

    to subject someone to bitter verbal abuse

  4. Origin: From vitriolum, from vitrum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vitriol(noun)

    a sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster

  2. Vitriol(noun)

    sulphuric acid; -- called also oil of vitriol. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See Sulphuric acid, under Sulphuric

  3. Origin: [From Vitriol, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vitriol

    vit′ri-ol, n. the popular name of sulphuric acid: a soluble sulphate of a metal—green vitriol=sulphate of iron, blue vitriol=sulphate of copper, white vitriol=sulphate of zinc.—v.t. Vit′riolāte, to convert into vitriol.—n. Vitriolā′tion, the act or process of converting into vitriol.—adjs. Vitriol′ic, pertaining to or having the qualities of vitriol: biting, very severe; Vit′riolīsable.—n. Vitriolisā′tion.—v.t. Vit′riolise, to vitriolate: to poison with vitriol.—Elixir of vitriol, old name for the aromatic sulphuric acid of the Pharmacopœia; Oil of vitriol, concentrated sulphuric acid. [O. Fr.,—Low L. vitriolumvitriolus—L. vitreus, of glass.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitriol in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitriol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Greg Rosenbaum:

    My biggest concern here is that the more we frame this debate with vitriol, the more likely we inflict severe damage for the Jewish community.

  2. Kenneth Satterlee:

    He's very reticent to engage in any kind of vitriol with his fellow Republican candidates, there's a lot of recommendations to do so, but it's not in his nature. He is statesman-like.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I know so many people, Muslims, who are such unbelievably great people, and they're being so badly tarnished by what's happening now, it's a shame, but it's a tremendous amount of horror and damage and vitriol.

  4. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina:

    If you're tired of the sound bites, the vitriol, the pettiness, the egos, the corruption; if you believe that it's time to declare the end of identity politics; if you believe that it's time to declare the end of lowered expectations; if you believe that it's time for citizens to stand up to the political class and say enough, then join us.

  5. Van Jones:

    I have a kid, seven years old, he can't even watch TV. I used to say, 'I don't want you watching the Kardashians, I want you watching the news so you can learn something,' watching all this nonsense in your party, he turns around and says, 'Dad you're a liar.' He doesn't even know what the word means. But he sees so much vitriol from your party he brings that into our house.

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