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Synonyms for vitriolic
ˌvɪ triˈɒl ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(adj)

    harsh or corrosive in tone

    "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

    Synonyms:
    virulent, blistering, red-hot, hot, blistery, acerbic, stifling, sulphurous, acidic, acrimonious, caustic, mordant, acidulous, venomous, astringent, sulfurous, acrid, deadly, acid, corrosive, pungent, biting, bitter, sultry, acidulent, acerb, erosive

    Antonyms:
    constructive, pleasant

  2. caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant(adj)

    of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

    Synonyms:
    acrid, mordant, blistering, sulphurous, sulfurous, grim, corrosive, acid, erosive, bitter, virulent, caustic, acerbic, black, acerb

    Antonyms:
    constructive, pleasant

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  1. List of paraphrases for "vitriolic":

    virulent

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How to use vitriolic in a sentence?

  1. Brad Pitt:

    And you know, after that, we've been able to work together to sort this out. We're both doing our best. I heard one lawyer say, ‘No one wins in court—it's just a matter of who gets hurt worse.’ And it seems to be true, you spend a year just focused on building a case to prove your point and why you're right and why they're wrong, and it's just an investment in vitriolic hatred. I just refuse. And fortunately my partner in this agrees. It's just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I am running for president because, in these difficult times, against vitriolic Republican rhetoric, we must protect a woman's right to choose and we must defend Planned Parenthood.

  3. Eric Dinerstein:

    This debate— it’s a bit vitriolic, and I don’t think it’s that helpful, what we should be focusing on is the tremendous capacity for tigers to recover if given the right kind of circumstance and protection.

  4. Ashok Acharya:

    The political vitriolic has become intense, and negatively intense, it seems as if this particular election is all about a few political personalities. It is not about issues, any kind of an agenda.

  5. Congresswoman Cheney:

    We've seen a rise in anti-Semitic violence globally over the course of the last several years, and we are now seeing a rise in the very halls of Congress in a kind of vitriolic and vile anti-Semitism.

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