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Definition of "vitriolic" []

  • Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol. (adjective)
  • Bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism. (adjective)
  • (of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Severely bitter or caustic; virulent (adjective)

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Use "vitriolic" in a sentence
  • "I think "vitriolic" is the exact language she uses."
  • "So why do you feel you aren’t a bigot, being that you find the term vitriolic and ad hominem, and how do you feel that it isn’t bigotry that is at the core of these issues?"
  • "Feeding fear and hate and engaging in vitriolic attacks against the character of the Democratic Party leadership just isn't the way to go from here."