Vitriolic meaning

vĭtrē-ŏlĭk
Extremely biting or caustic; sharp and bitter.

Vitriolic talk.

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Bitterly scathing; caustic.

Vitriolic criticism.

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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.

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Of, like, or derived from a vitriol.
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Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
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Of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol.
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(chemistry): Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste.
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Origin of vitriolic

  • Cf. French vitriolique.

    From Wiktionary