vitriol (Meaning)

Wordnet

vitriol (n)

(H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry

abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

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vitriol (v)

expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol

subject to bitter verbal abuse

Webster

vitriol (n.)

A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster.

Sulphuric acid; -- called also oil of vitriol. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See Sulphuric acid, under Sulphuric.

To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle.

To vitriolize.

vitriol Sentence Examples

  1. His words dripped with vitriol, poisoning the atmosphere with their toxicity.
  2. The vitriolic criticism hurled at the politician threatened to shatter his reputation.
  3. The comments section was a cesspool of vitriol, filled with hateful and spiteful remarks.
  4. The vitriol in her eyes mirrored the bitter resentment she harbored within.
  5. The vitriolic atmosphere at the board meeting made it impossible to reach a consensus.
  6. The newspaper article contained a vitriolic attack on the rival candidate's policies.
  7. The social media campaign was designed to spread vitriol and divide the community.
  8. The vitriol in his voice sent shivers down her spine, making her fear for her own safety.
  9. The vitriolic exchange between the two former friends left them irreconcilably estranged.
  10. The vitriol of the online trolls poisoned the discussion, tainting it with negativity and animosity.

FAQs About the word vitriol

(H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry, abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or

acrimony, severity, hostility,bitterness, bile, anger, malice, asperity, animosity, resentment

geniality, sweetness, cordiality, tenderness, sympathy, graciousness, sweetness, tenderness, sympathy, geniality

His words dripped with vitriol, poisoning the atmosphere with their toxicity.

The vitriolic criticism hurled at the politician threatened to shatter his reputation.

The comments section was a cesspool of vitriol, filled with hateful and spiteful remarks.

The vitriol in her eyes mirrored the bitter resentment she harbored within.