Vitriolic vs Invective - What's the difference?

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Vitriolic is a synonym of invective.


As adjectives the difference between vitriolic and invective

is that vitriolic is of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol while invective is characterized by invection or railing.

As a noun invective is

an expression which inveighs or rails against a person.

vitriolic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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.
  • See also

    * Vitriolic acid * sulphuric acid * vitriol

    invective

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An expression which inveighs or rails against a person.
  • A severe or violent censure or reproach.
  • Something spoken or written, intended to cast opprobrium, censure, or reproach on another.
  • *'>citation
  • A harsh or reproachful accusation.
  • Politics can raise invective to a low art.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Characterized by invection or railing.
  • Tom's speeches became diatribes — each more invective than the last.

    Synonyms

    * (characterized by invection or railing) abusive, critical, denunciatory, satirical, vitriolic, vituperative (Webster 1913) ----