- The definition of vitriolic is something said or written that is very caustic or biting.
An example of a vitriolic comment is to say something very nasty and cruel to someone.
- of, like, or derived from a vitriol
- extremely biting or caustic; sharp and bitter: vitriolic talk
Origin of vitriolicFrench vitriolique
- Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
- Bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism.
(comparative more vitriolic, superlative most vitriolic)
Cf. French vitriolique.