vitriolic – [adjective]

  1. harsh or corrosive in tone; “an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose”; “a barrage of acid comments”; “her acrid remarks make her many enemies”; “bitter words”; “blistering criticism”; “caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics”; “a sulfurous denunciation”; “a vitriolic critique”
  2. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action [syn: caustic]