vitriolic

[vi-tree-ol-ik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling vitriol.
2.
obtained from vitriol.
3.
very caustic; scathing: vitriolic criticism.

Origin:
1660–70; vitriol + -ic

nonvitriolic, adjective


3. acid, bitter.


3. bland, mild.
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vitriolic (ˌvɪtrɪˈɒlɪk)
 
adj
1.  (of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive
2.  severely bitter or caustic; virulent: vitriolic criticism

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Example sentences
True science is big enough to embrace both without the vitriolic ideological
  bias.
Wow, some rather vitriolic commentary in the comments.
In the past few days, we've heard a lot of talk about the potential impact of
  vitriolic political speech on the perpetrator.
Her often atrocious and vitriolic comments, then, are all the more atrocious
  and vitriolic.
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