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vitriol | vitriolic

vitriol vitriolic
harsh language or criticism
  • How to Memorize
    • vitriol - anger
  • Analysis

    ‘Vitriol’ is characterized by cruel and angry remarks that are designed to hurt and distress somebody. This formal word is used disapprovingly, as such caustic language is often personal and emotion-driven, fuelled by bitterness or hate.

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    Synonymsvenom, scorn, animosity,
    Antonymsamity, accord, honeyed,
  • Example(s)
    1. I’ve been criticised for my articles before, but I’ve never faced this level of vitriol. It’s quite unsettling.

    2. My honest feedback sparked a vitriolic response from John. It shows what a bitter and insecure person he is.

    3. There is far too much vitriol in politics these days. It creates a very toxic environment.