Vitriol vs Viola - What's the difference?

vitriol | viola |

As a noun vitriol

is vitriol (sulfuric acid).

As a verb viola is





(en noun)
  • (dated) sulphuric acid and various metal sulphates
  • (by extension) bitterly abusive language
  • * 2012 November 2, Ken Belson, "[]," 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.

    Derived terms

    * vitriolic * oil of vitriol * blue vitriol * green vitriol * hurl vitriol * iron vitriol * white vitriol


    (en verb)
  • to subject someone to bitter verbal abuse
  • viola


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) viola, from (etyl) viola (modern Occitan viula), from .


    (en noun)
  • (music) A stringed instrument of the violin family, somewhat larger than a violin, played under the chin, and having a deeper tone
  • (music) An organ stop having a similar tone
  • (music) A 10-string steel-string acoustic guitar, used in Brazilian folk music.
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    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (botany) Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Viola , including the violets and pansies.
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