Definition of corrosive:
caustic, slashing, trenchant, black, erosive, attack, barbed, blistering, scathing, difficult, troublesome, catalytic, smart-aleck, embarrassing, chemical, tart, astringent, pungent, sarcastic, acidulous, mordacious, alkaloid, biting, stinging, sharp, acerb, satiric, active, biting, contentious, anaerobic, scalding, bad, destructive, acrid, alkaline, sardonic, disruptive, acid, invidious, acerbic, chemical equation, respect, adverse, anaerobic, smart-mouthed, sulfurous, mordant, truculent, concentrated, problematic, fraught, sulphurous, smart-alecky, incisive, vitriolic, grim, cutting, acidic, aerobic, snarky.
- malevolent (part of speech: adjective)
Whereas every apparent trial with which the unfathomable wisdom of the Almighty deems it necessary to afflict His chosen community serves only to demonstrate afresh its essential solidarity and to consolidate its inward strength, each of the successive crises in the fortunes of a decadent age exposes more convincingly than the one preceding it the corrosive influences that are fast sapping the vitality and undermining the basis of its declining institutions.- "The Advent of Divine Justice", Shoghi Effendi.
Wretches were hired to mingle with the crowd and sprinkle corrosive liquids on the dresses of the females some of them were even instructed to commit acts of indecency, so that all respectable persons were driven from the gardens through the fear of being injured or insulted: As it was wished to create disturbance under the very eyes of the King, and to make him doubt the reality of the sentiments so openly expressed in his favour, the agents of the Police mingled the cry of " Vive l'Empereur!"- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- "Pictures of Sweden", Hans Christian Andersen.