Caustic Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Caustic

That contracts bodily tissue and checks secretions, capillary bleeding, etc.; styptic
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Having a sharp pungent taste; sour.
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Marked by flames or intense heat:
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Corrosive
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Causing or tending to cause erosion
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Sarcastic; caustic
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Sudden and shrill:
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Having the capacity to sting.
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Sharp or biting, as in character or expression:
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(Mineralogy) Containing a high percentage of silica; opposed to basic.
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Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not to the taste; pungent.
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Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, hanging, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as the corrosive action of an acid.
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Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
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Caustic; sarcastic.
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Having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.
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Penetrating, biting, or caustic:
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Dashing; pelting:
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(Figuratively) Keen; biting; vigorously effective and articulate; severe; as, trenchant wit.
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Eager or quick to argue, fight or start a conflict.
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Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
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Causing abrasion:
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Somewhat sarcastic
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Bitter and caustic in temper, manner, or speech
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Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
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Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture.
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(Of pain or hunger) severe or intense
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Having the quality of incising, cutting, or penetrating, as with a sharp instrument; sharp; acute; sarcastic; biting.
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Having the quality of irony; directly opposite to what is or might be expected
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Acutely sensitive:
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A strong alkaline solution or solid of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide, made by allowing water to wash through wood ashes. It is used to make soap and drain and oven cleaners. Chemical formula: KOH or NaOH.
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Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
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Of, like, or containing satire
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Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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Able to overcome the natural defenses of the host; highly infectious
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Any base or hydroxide, as soda, potash, etc. that is soluble in water and gives a high concentration of hydroxyl ions in solution; specif., any of the hydroxides and carbonates of the alkali metals
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(Figuratively) Being caustic in speech, humour etc.
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Any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus having edible green or greenish-yellow fruit, especially the Mexican lime and the Persian lime.
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Malevolent behavior.
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The quality of being mordacious; biting severity, or sarcastic quality.
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Any of a class of organic compounds that contain a hydroxyl group (OH) attached to a carbon atom that is part of an aromatic ring. Phenols are similar to alcohols but are more soluble in water, and occur as colorless solids or liquids at room temperature. Some phenols occur naturally in the essential oils of plants. Phenols are used in industry to make plastics and detergents.
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The condition of being spinose
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The relative infectiousness of a microorganism causing disease
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Harsh; severe:
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Characteristic of or emanating from burning sulfur.
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(Chiefly UK) Alternative spelling of sulfurous.
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Antonyms for Caustic

(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
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Giving relief.
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The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries.
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Not sarcastic.
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
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Mild, gentle, forgiving
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Words Related to Caustic

Acid is defined as something that has a sour taste, or something that has a pH of less than 7 in chemistry.
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Relating to an alkali compound.
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The definition of sarcastic is a description of a sneering or ironic remark or someone who makes such remarks.
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Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
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So sharp as to cause mental pain
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