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vitriol

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈvɪt.ri.əl/
violent hate and anger expressed through severe criticism: He is a writer who has often been criticized by the press but never before with such vitriol.
vitriolic
adjective uk   /ˌvɪt.riˈɒl.ɪk/  us   /-ˈɑː.lɪk/
He launched a vitriolic attack on the prime minister, accusing him of shielding corrupt friends.
vitriolically
adverb uk   /ˌvɪt.riˈɒl.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-ˈɑː.lɪ-/
Translations of “vitriol”
in Chinese (Traditional) 尖刻, 辛辣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尖刻, 辛辣…
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