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192 synonyms found


[ vˌɪtɹɪˈɒlɪk], [ vˌɪtɹɪˈɒlɪk], [ v_ˌɪ_t_ɹ_ɪ__ˈɒ_l_ɪ_k]

When looking for synonyms for the word vitriolic - describing something that is bitter, acerbic, or caustic - the English language proves to have a wide variety of options. Some possible substitutes include words like acidic, spiteful, venomous, caustic, harsh, and scathing. Depending on the context in which the word is being used, there are also other more nuanced options to consider, such as acrimonious, cutting, truculent, malevolent, or vindictive. Each of these synonyms offers its own unique shade of meaning, and can help to convey a particular tone or attitude in a piece of writing. Ultimately, the best choice of synonym will depend on the specific situation and the writer's intent.

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What are the opposite words for vitriolic?

Vitriolic refers to something that is filled with bitterness and hostility. The antonyms for this word would be amicable, friendly, gentle, kind, and pleasant. These words connote a sense of congeniality and warmness that is far from the bitterness and cruelty that the word vitriolic suggests. Other antonyms that can describe a more mellow, conciliatory tone would be mild, moderate, neutral, and balanced. Using antonyms of vitriolic can add depth and nuance to communication or writing and can help provide a more comprehensive perspective on a given situation or topic.

Usage examples for Vitriolic

The next afternoon he was, if anything, a little more vitriolic than ever-but not with Ole.
"At Good Old Siwash"
George Fitch
He broke off that vitriolic taunt by dealing Britt an open-handed slap across the mouth, a blow of such force that the man went reeling backward.
"When Egypt Went Broke"
Holman Day
His language was vitriolic.
"When Egypt Went Broke"
Holman Day

Famous quotes with Vitriolic

  • We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The doves are pleased that [Robert McNamara] finally concedes that "our blundering efforts to do good" turned into a "dangerous mistake," as Anthony Lewis put the matter long after corporate America had determined that the game was not worth the candle. As the doves had by then come to recognize, although we had pursued aims that were "noble" and "motivated by the loftiest intentions," they were nevertheless "illusory" and it ended up as a "failed crusade" (Stanley Karnow). McNamara has now "paid his debt," Theodore Draper writes in the , finally recognizing that "The Vietnam War peculiarly demanded a hardheaded assessment of what it was worth in the national interest of the United States," just as the invasion of Afghanistan "peculiarly demanded" such an assessment in the Kremlin. Draper is outraged by the "vitriolic and protracted campaign" against McNamara by the . "The case against McNamara largely hinges on the premise that he did not express his doubts" about "whether American troops should continue to die" early on, but the did not either (though Draper did, he proudly reminds us). Could there be another question?
    Noam Chomsky

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