- non·vit·ri·ol·ic, adjective
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How to use vitriolic in a sentence
As diners seek a return to normalcy, servers and chefs are bearing the brunt of vitriolic responses to safety measures for the pandemic still in progressPortland Restaurant Workers Say Customer Attacks Are at an All-Time High | Brooke Jackson-Glidden | September 1, 2021 | Eater
The two groups butted heads at rallies, during school board meetings and in vitriolic social media exchanges.After admissions changes, Thomas Jefferson High will welcome most diverse class in recent history, officials say | Hannah Natanson | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
She adds that vitriolic comments from some Australians on social media showing no sympathy for other citizens like her stuck in India have been hard to bear.After Australia Banned Its Citizens in India From Coming Home, Many Ask: Who Is Really Australian? | Amy Gunia | May 19, 2021 | Time
While some Americans are experiencing a renewed appreciation for teachers’ crucial role in the fabric of our society, we are also witnessing a vitriolic backlash against teachers’ unions.Teacher: What Americans keep getting wrong about our unions during the pandemic | Valerie Strauss | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
If Aaron, with tensions so high in Atlanta after receiving so many vitriolic threats, had slugged the teens, reasonable people would have understood why.Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Has Passed Away, But His Home Run Record Remains a Lesson in Courage and Commitment | Sean Gregory | January 22, 2021 | Time
The experience left them sanguine about the sometimes vitriolic opinions of strangers on the Internet.Viral Video Pioneers: How Pomplamoose is Turning YouTube Stardom Into a Sustainable Profession | Oliver Jones | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For women on the Internet, vitriolic abuse is simply a fact of life.
By the time Budden began the final round, the audience was vitriolic, already turned against him.
In August: Osage County, Streep and Roberts play mother and daughter in a deranged and vitriolic Oklahoman family.Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Finally Collide in ‘August: Osage County’ | Kevin Fallon | December 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are no calls for intifada here, no rabid accusations of genocide or similarly vitriolic pronouncements.'It's Better To Jump' Tackles Gentrification in Akka | Matt Lerner | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This kind of air extinguishes a candle, and, like vitriolic acid air, one measure of it saturates two of alkaline air.
Fluor acid air is procured by dissolving the earthy substance called fluor in vitriolic acid.
The nitrous acid may be exhibited in the form of air, as well as the vitriolic, the marine, and the fluor acids.
One measure of this air saturates two of alkaline air, and with it forms the vitriolic ammoniac.
It is less capable of concentration than the vitriolic or nitrous acids, perhaps from a more intimate union of phlogiston with it.
British Dictionary definitions for vitriolic
(of a substance, esp a strong acid) highly corrosive
severely bitter or caustic; virulent: vitriolic criticism
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