(of language) nasty; fierce; full of rage and hate
The reviews of his new film are full of vitriolic abuse, but it's raking in millions of rupees just the same.
vitrium (glass) (Latin)
abrasive, caustic, sardonic, trenchant, vitriolic, vituperative
Tri+Alcoholic. Drinking three times the alcohol can produce a harsh, bitter drunk. divide it like vitriolic. vitriol+ic. AND VITRIOL. IS ANOTHER NAME OF SULPHURIC ACID. and we all know that acid is caustic, sharp and bitter. and when it falls on the skin it burns it, causing SHARP pain.