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adjective as in scathing

adjective as in bitter


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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 progress

From Eater

The two groups butted heads at rallies, during school board meetings and in vitriolic social media exchanges.

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.

From 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.

If Aaron, with tensions so high in Atlanta after receiving so many vitriolic threats, had slugged the teens, reasonable people would have understood why.

From Time

The experience left them sanguine about the sometimes vitriolic opinions of strangers on the Internet.

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.

There are no calls for intifada here, no rabid accusations of genocide or similarly vitriolic pronouncements.

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.

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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vitriolic, such as: antagonistic, biting, bitter, caustic, harsh, and burning.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.