|Harsh or corrosive in tone.|
An acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose.
A barrage of acid comments.
Her acrid remarks make her many enemies.
Caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics.
A sulfurous denunciation.
A vitriolic critique.
|Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity.|
The summer was sultry and oppressive.
The stifling atmosphere.
The sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm.