What is another word for vitriolic?

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[ vˌɪtɹɪˈɒlɪk], [ vˌɪtɹɪˈɒlɪk], [ v_ˌɪ_t_ɹ_ɪ__ˈɒ_l_ɪ_k]

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How to use "Vitriolic" in context?

The adjective "vitriolic" is defined as "expressing or showing marked hostility or rancor". This happens when strong feelings are brought out and expressed in an expletive-heavy way. The word is derived from the Latin word "vitriolus", which means "a vitriolic liquid". In its most literal sense, vitriol is a kind of oil used to paint walls and other surfaces; in more general use, it refers to any violently acidic or alkaline substance.

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