Vituperative vs Vitriol - What's the difference?
As an adjective vituperative
is marked by harsh, spoken, or written abuse; abusive, often with ranting or railing.
As a noun vitriol is
vitriol (sulfuric acid).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
marked by harsh, spoken, or written abuse; abusive, often with ranting or railing
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- Vituperative appellations derived from their real or supposed ill qualities.
Jeffrey St. Clair]], [[http://www.counterpunch.org www.counterpunch.org]
- The injunction also became a pretext for yet another round of Vituperative cant from Idaho's reactionary congressional delegation against provoking folks like hippie Roselle.[http://www.counterpunch.org/stclair10302009.html]
* (marked by harsh verbal abuse) abusive, censorious, invective, ranting, scolding
(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