As adjectives the difference between vitriolic and ironic
is that vitriolic
is of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol while ironic
of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol
bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism
(chemistry): Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste.
* Vitriolic acid
* sulphuric acid
* ironick (qualifier)
Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.
* 2014 , Steven Pinker The Sense of Style
Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.
- It was ironic I forgot my textbook on human memory.
Some writers complain about an overuse of the word ironic to extend to situations which are remarkable for reasons other than irony - perhaps just coincidental or merely odd.
* dramatic irony
* Socratic irony