caustic remark

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Noun1.caustic remark - witty language used to convey insults or scorncaustic remark - witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
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In another caustic remark, she said: "His sorry sight, as he gallivants from one television channel to another and threatening disbarment and expulsions of former members does not do honour to the general secretary of AKEL."
A caustic remark, a cheap gibe and there you were, shooting at each other.
When I ask, "Has anyone ever profited by a caustic remark from a teacher," most students remain silent.
He then led O'Neill's side on the UEFA Cup campaign that ended in narrow defeat from Porto in the Final in Seville in 2003, the memory of which caused him to make a caustic remark about next Saturday's game against the Portuguese side.
Dandini's caustic remark about 'a duvet' was well-deserved.
It started with a caustic remark about having guests for a dinner party.
The DMK supremo was recently forced to break his silence when his fierce critic and saffron ideologue Cho Ramaswamy made a caustic remark in Thuglak magazine about Karunanidhi's grandnephew Dayanidhi Maran " offering ` 600 crore" to Dayalu ( Karunanidhi's second wife) to become a minister.
A s to that, Houllier's most caustic remark concerned the player's perceived bigheadedness.
Warhol is also famed for his caustic remark ``Everyone has 15 minutes of fame''.
And all this is done to ensure peace in one family," was the caustic remark of AIADMK czarina Jayalalithaa in her recent statement on Alagiri's absence in the House.
But the girl took pride in her looks and did not let the criticism and caustic remarks affect her.
People agree that Musk has a habit of off-the-cuff, caustic remarks that may rub Tesla's board or investor community.