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vitriolic

[ vi-tree-ol-ik ]
/ ˌvɪ triˈɒl ɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or resembling vitriol.
obtained from vitriol.
very caustic; scathing: vitriolic criticism.
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Origin of vitriolic

First recorded in 1660–70; vitriol + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM vitriolic

non·vit·ri·ol·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitriolic

vitriolic
/ (ˌvɪtrɪˈɒlɪk) /

adjective
(of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive
severely bitter or caustic; virulentvitriolic criticism
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