Examples of vitriol in a Sentence
His speech was full of political vitriol.
a film critic noted for the vitriol and sometimes outright cruelty of his pronouncements
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How, then, do so many people watching on TV manage to see only an outrageous display of anti-American vitriol instead?
For example, the reliance on acid in batteries accounts for its ubiquity in laboratories and why vitriol (essentially sulfuric acid) became weaponized in both fiction and fact.
Breitbart succeeds with bombast, shamelessness, vitriol, sensationalism, and ugly appeals to ethnic anxieties.
Then there’s the common penchant for vitriol, misogyny, philandry, aggressive tanning, and pompous neckwear.
There was a time when a trip to the hostile Stade Velodrome, and the seething anti-Parisian vitriol that awaits there, was a daunting trip.
Internet chat rooms and sports talk radio shows across the state crackled with vitriol for much of the past week.
Coasting to the midterm elections with this vitriol obstructing the success of the Trump administration is fundamentally unfair.
Despite becoming somewhat inured to the vitriol, Lewinsky has committed to using her voice for all those who haven't.
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Origin and Etymology of vitriol
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsacidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, asperity, bile, bitterness, cattiness, corrosiveness, mordancy, tartness, virulence, virulency, acrimony
Related Wordsgruffness, harshness, hostility, relentlessness, severity, sternness, vehemence; coldness, crossness, discourteousness, iciness, impoliteness, incivility, nastiness, rudeness, sourness, surliness, ungraciousness; anger, animosity, gall, jaundice, malevolence, malice, rancor, scorn, spite, spleen, venom, vindictiveness; jealousy, pique, resentment, sour grapes
Near Antonymscivility, cordiality, courtesy, diplomacy, geniality, graciousness, kindness, politeness, tactfulness; compassion, softness, sweetness, sympathy, tenderness, warmth; oiliness, smoothness, suaveness, suavity, unctuousness, urbanity
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