Synonyms for caustic

Synonyms for (noun) caustic

Synonyms: caustic

Definition: any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

Similar words: compound, chemical compound

Definition: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Synonyms for (adjective) caustic

Synonyms: caustic, vitriolic, erosive, corrosive, mordant

Definition: of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

Similar words: destructive

Definition: causing destruction or much damage

Usage: a policy that is destructive to the economy; destructive criticism


Synonyms: sulfurous, sulphurous, caustic, blistering, bitter, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, virulent, vitriolic

Definition: harsh or corrosive in tone

Usage: 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

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors