In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Chemistryvitriolo masculineblue/green vitriol — vitriolo azul/verde
- Thus was devised an apparently skillful method of deflecting his perceived humiliation, which in reality is no humiliation at all, by pouring vitriol on the nation lest his own face catch fire.
- Spectacularly well-timed, I agree, but unfortunately I spilt all my vitriol on another carpet, so I can't reproduce it with the same passion here.
2(rancor)virulencia femininevitriolo masculine
- Such was the vitriol of some of the contributors that several victims, Hazlitt among them, brought successful suits against the magazine.
- He was shocked by the vitriol in Washington and by his own poor judgment.
- Despite the vitriol voiced in September which prompted the dress-code discussion in the first place, the district is satisfied with the status quo.
- I think there's plenty of undue hostility towards conservatives in academia, and plenty of vitriol that ought to be condemned.
- He was sick of the personal vitriol and unfounded character assassination that was arriving via Letters to the Editor.
- There was all this vitriol and denigration of the people involved.
- This argumentative beginning to their marital bliss soon deteriorated into vitriol and spite, after which the two split in very short order, fighting over money and who owned what.
- The vitriol rolled off his tongue for nearly 20 minutes.
- Given that local body elections are only 6 months away, the tempo was bound to increase, but I am still somewhat bemused at the ferocity of her attack and the level of her vitriol.
- Some homophobic views were probably softened through empathy, while others hardened amid increasing vitriol directed at the gay community.
- All the bile and vitriol she had gathered over a lifetime of disappointment came pouring out.
- You couldn't mention one to the other without splenetic vitriol pouring out.
- You may see some vitriol and some rhetoric here.
- It's hardly standard practice for a hostile takeover, where it is normal to pour as much scorn and vitriol on the target's management as possible.
- All we can hope for is that the question will be approached with thoughtfulness, rather than the vitriol (from both sides) which has so far characterised the debate.
- It's something of a disappointment when you had been hoping for a tirade of vitriol against humanity.
- Amid the vitriol, he denies any role in illicit deals.
- It starts out as debate and ends up full of hate, name-calling and vitriol.
- The state cannot be held to account for every outburst of vitriol, unless, of course, it has appointed the writer in question in a key position in a publication it supervises.
- Make no mistake: this is the vitriol of a disillusioned fan, not a bemused outsider.
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