Definitions for vitriolicˌvɪ triˈɒl ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vit•ri•ol•icˌvɪ triˈɒl ɪk(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. very caustic or bitter; scathing:

    a vitriolic denunciation.

Origin of vitriolic:

1660–70

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

Wiktionary

  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

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