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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 ?
The priests had told their fathers and themselves that this ironical state of things was ordained of God; and so, not reflecting upon how unlike God it would be to amuse himself with sarcasms, and especially such poor transparent ones as this, they had dropped the matter there and become respectfully quiet.
This event made a sensation; it was used later to refute the sarcasms of the "Constitutionnel," on the method employed by some emigres in paying their debts.
To fling elaborate sarcasms at Tess, however, was much like flinging them at a dog or cat.
Jonah, who had not before seen Fred's white complexion, long legs, and pinched delicacy of face, prepared many sarcasms in which these points of appearance were wittily combined with the lowest moral attributes.
Steighton; this enlightened me; afterwards I came to the counting-house prepared, and managed to receive the millowner's blasphemous sarcasms, when next levelled at me, on a buckler of impenetrable indifference.