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vitriolic

[vi-tree-ol-ik] /ˌvɪ triˈɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol.
2.
obtained from vitriol.
3.
very caustic; scathing:
vitriolic criticism.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; vitriol + -ic
Related forms
nonvitriolic, adjective
Synonyms
3. acid, bitter.
Antonyms
3. bland, mild.
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vitriolic

/ˌvɪtrɪˈɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive
2.
severely bitter or caustic; virulent vitriolic criticism
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