Vitriol vs Tirade - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between vitriol and tirade
is that vitriol
is vitriol (sulfuric acid) while tirade
(dated) sulphuric acid and various metal sulphates
(by extension) bitterly abusive language
* 2012 November 2, Ken Belson, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/sports/new-york-city-marathon-will-not-be-held-sunday.html?hp&_r=0]," New York Times (retrieved 2 November 2012):
- For days, online forums sparked with outrage against politicians and race organizers, a tone that turned to vitriol against runners, even from some shaming other runners for being selfish.
* oil of vitriol
* blue vitriol
* green vitriol
* hurl vitriol
* iron vitriol
* white vitriol
to subject someone to bitter verbal abuse
A long, angry or violent speech; a diatribe.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade
against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=“[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade
very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.}}
A section of verse concerning a single theme; a laisse.
* (speech) diatribe, rant
* (section of verse) laisse
* See also