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VITRIOLIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vitriolic mean? 

VITRIOLIC (adjective)
  The adjective VITRIOLIC has 2 senses:

1. harsh or corrosive in tone
2. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

  Familiarity information: VITRIOLIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VITRIOLIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Harsh or corrosive in tone

Synonyms:

caustic; blistering; vitriolic; acid; acerbic; acerb; sulfurous; sulphurous; venomous; acrid; bitter; virulent

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unpleasant (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings)


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Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

corrosive; caustic; erosive; mordant; vitriolic

Similar:

destructive (causing destruction or much damage)


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