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1. Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
2. Bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism.
1. (Chemistry) (of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive
2. severely bitter or caustic; virulent: vitriolic criticism.
vit•ri•ol•ic(ˌvɪ triˈɒl ɪk)
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol.
2. very caustic or bitter; scathing: a vitriolic denunciation.
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|Adj.||1.||vitriolic - 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"|
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
|2.||vitriolic - of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action|
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"