What does the word vitriol mean?

Usage examples for vitriol

  1. If vitriol had been thrown on my poor master's quivering frame, the effect could not have been more instantaneous, his ignorance of the language spoken doubtless exaggerating his impression of being ridiculed. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  2. " I'm betting Editor Jay Travers cuts into the vitriol supply for our benefit in this issue of his household journal," remarked the agent to his chief clerk. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman