What does vitriolic mean?

Definitions for vitriolicˌvɪ triˈɒl ɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vitriolic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(adj)

    harsh or corrosive in tone

    "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

  2. caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant(adj)

    of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action


  1. Vitriolic(a.)

    Biting, bitter or caustic; having or expressing strong and unpleasantly negative feelings; -- of speech or feelings; the vitriolic denunciations of opponents by partisan columnists.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. vitriolique.]


  1. vitriolic(Adjective)

    of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol

  2. vitriolic(Adjective)

    bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism

  3. vitriolic(Adjective)

    : Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste.

  4. Origin: Cf. vitriolique.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vitriolic(adj)

    of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste. Cf. Vitriol

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. vitriolique.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitriolic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vitriolic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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