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vitriolic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word vitriolic

(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
Synonyms : caustic , corrosive , erosive , mordant

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for vitriolic

divide it like vitriolic..vitriol+ic...AND VITRIOL..IS ANOTHER NAME OF SULPHURIC ACID.. and we all know that acid is caustic, sharp and bitter...and when it falls on the skin it burns it, causing SHARP pain.
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by preetisoni2411

Tri+Alcoholic. Drinking three times the alcohol can produce a harsh, bitter drunk.
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by ksameer_coep

Vitriolic: Remember vi+TRI(dent)+olic Trident is very sharp. So meaning bitter and acerbic
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by animator

vitriolic thougths are sarcastic in nature. any metal combine with any hydrogen getcorroded...same wise oil of vitriol combine with any metal...corrodes the metal.....so corrosive in nature
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by preetisoni2411

vitrol ~ petrol
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by friendofafriend

Vitriolic and volcanic are both destructive in nature.
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by pushpa_edit

blue vitriol : Cuso4 = copper SULPHATE (akin) acidic = acerbic = bitter = caustic = sharp
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by jay_gandhi

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