Hate vs Vitriol - What's the difference?

hate | vitriol |

As nouns the difference between hate and vitriol

is that hate is haste, impatience while vitriol is vitriol (sulfuric acid).

As a verb hate

is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • An object of hatred.
  • One of my pet hates is traffic wardens.
  • Hatred.
  • He gave me a look filled with pure hate .
  • (Internet, colloquial) Negative feedback, abusive behaviour.
  • There was a lot of hate in the comments on my vlog about Justin Bieber from his fans.


  • To dislike intensely or greatly.
  • I hate men who take advantage of women.
  • (slang) To dislike intensely due to envy.
  • Don't be hating my weave, girl, you're just jealous!


    * abhor * despise * detest * loathe * See also


    * love

    Alternative forms



  • liver (organ of the body)
  • References

    * Van den Berg, Rene (1991). "Preliminary Notes on the Cia-Cia Language," in Excursies in Celebes , pp. 305-324. ----




    (en noun)
  • (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.

    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