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sar·casm

 (sär′kăz′əm)
n.
1. A cutting, often ironic remark intended to express contempt or ridicule.
2. A form of wit characterized by the use of such remarks: detected a hint of sarcasm in his voice.

[Late Latin sarcasmus, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein, to bite the lips in rage, from sarx, sark-, flesh.]

sarcasm

(ˈsɑːkæzəm)
n
1. mocking, contemptuous, or ironic language intended to convey scorn or insult
2. the use or tone of such language
[C16: from Late Latin sarcasmus, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to rend the flesh, from sarx flesh]

sar•casm

(ˈsɑr kæz əm)

n.
1. harsh or bitter derision or irony.
2. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark.
[1570–80; < Late Latin sarcasmus < Greek sarkasmós, derivative of sarkázein to rend (flesh), sneer; see sarco-]
syn: See irony1.

sarcasm

Mocking language used to insult someone or something or express contempt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sarcasm - witty language used to convey insults or scornsarcasm - 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

sarcasm

sarcasm

noun
Translations
سُخْرِيَه، تَهَكُّم
sarkasmus
sarkasme
maró gúny
hæîni
sarkastiškaisarkastiškassarkazmas
sarkasms
sarkazmus
iğnelemeince alay

sarcasm

[ˈsɑːkæzəm] Nsarcasmo m

sarcasm

[ˈsɑːrkæzəm] nsarcasme m, raillerie f

sarcasm

nSarkasmus m

sarcasm

[ˈsɑːkæzm] nsarcasmo

sarcasm

(ˈsaːkӕzəm) noun
(the use of) unpleasant remarks intended to hurt a person's feelings.
sarˈcastic (-ˈkӕs-) adjective
containing, or using, sarcasm. a sarcastic person.
sarˈcastically adverb
References in classic literature ?
He never said a clever thing, but he had a vein of brutal sarcasm which was not ineffective, and he always said exactly what he thought.
I read "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," and I liked its vulgar music and its heavy-handed sarcasm.
Two months after marriage her husband abandoned her, and her impassioned protestations of affection he met with a sarcasm and even hostility that people knowing the count's good heart, and seeing no defects in the sentimental Lidia, were at loss to explain.
It makes a body ooze sarcasm at every pore, to go about Rome and Florence and see what this last generation has been doing with the statues.
On the contrary, the deviations made from his theory were, in his opinion, the sole cause of the whole disaster, and with characteristically gleeful sarcasm he would remark, "There, I said the whole affair would go to the devil
A gentleman of the "good" century (in distinction from the "grand" century) could alone have invented that compromise between contemptuous silence and a sarcasm which might not have been understood.
They all returned to their work now; but Wiry Ben, having had the worst in the bodily contest, was bent on retrieving that humiliation by a success in sarcasm.
His form beside her light gray figure looked black, sinister, and forbidding, and she felt as sarcasm the touch of the jewels of which she had been momentarily so proud.
Now and again he would mutter, 'Ay, well, I'll be going to vote - little did I think the day would come,' and so on, but if he rose it was only to sit down again, and at last she crossed over to him and said softly, (no sarcasm in her voice now),
yes, had I died years ago; but now to die would be, indeed, to give way to the sarcasm of destiny.
I notice he's got ever so much handsomer since his father came home," said Dan, with a killing sarcasm that was wholly lost on Felicity, who gravely responded that she supposed it was because Peter felt so much freer from care and responsibility.
Quickly, however, as they were despatched, they found time to hurl one last and bitter sarcasm at their adversaries.