from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
- adj. Bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol
- adj. bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism
- adj. : Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous. Cf. vitriol.
- adj. Biting, bitter or caustic; having or expressing strong and unpleasantly negative feelings; -- of speech or feelings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to vitriol; having the properties of vitriol, or obtained from vitriol.
- Biting; caustic; very severe or censorious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. harsh or corrosive in tone
- adj. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
I think "vitriolic" is the exact language she uses.
So why do you feel you aren’t a bigot, being that you find the term vitriolic and ad hominem, and how do you feel that it isn’t bigotry that is at the core of these issues?
Feeding fear and hate and engaging in vitriolic attacks against the character of the Democratic Party leadership just isn't the way to go from here.
Starts with a topic and degenerates into sniping, innuendo and ends in vitriolic namecalling.
The blow against the United States was meant to put an end to the internal rivalries, which are manifest in vitriolic memos between Kabul and cells abroad.
More important is the fact that after 3 decades of an Islamic regime in Iran, characterized by vitriolic anti-Israel and anti-US positions, the Iranians are viewed by the Sunni-Arabs of the Middle East, as a Shi'ite regime, bent on creating a Shi'ite revival in the Muslim world, assisted by the heretic Alawites.
"Might Is Right" has been called a vitriolic, racist hymn to the doctrine of force, and one of the most incendiary books ever published.
Mencken, known as a vitriolic critic to many, here displays pedestrian knowledge of the law but lucid insight to public choice theory.
Frequent visitors to my journal will recall the vitriolic bile I spew in the general direction of The Da Vinci Code - and for many reasons.
The more we learn about this disturbed young man, the clearer it becomes that so-called vitriolic political speech had nothing to do with Saturday's tragedy.