vitriolic


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vit·ri·ol·ic

 (vĭt′rē-ŏl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
2. Bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism.

vitriolic

(ˌvɪtrɪˈɒlɪk)
adj
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)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol.
2. very caustic or bitter; scathing: a vitriolic denunciation.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vitriolic - harsh or corrosive in tonevitriolic - 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"

vitriolic

adjective venomous, scathing, malicious, acid, bitter, destructive, withering, virulent, sardonic, caustic, bitchy (informal), acerbic, envenomed, dripping with malice There was a vicious and vitriolic attack on him in the tabloids.

vitriolic

adjective
Translations

vitriolic

[ˌvɪtrɪˈɒlɪk] ADJ [attack, speech, criticism] → corrosivo, mordaz; [abuse, outburst] → virulento

vitriolic

[ˌvɪtriˈɒlɪk] adj [attack, criticism, speech] → au vitriol

vitriolic

adj
(fig) remarkbeißend, hasserfüllt; criticismätzend, beißend; attack, speechhasserfüllt
(Chem) → vitriolhaltig; (= vitriolic acid)Vitriolsäure f

vitriolic

[ˌvɪtrɪˈɒlɪk] adj (fig) → al vetriolo
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