adj. snark·i·er, snark·i·est Slang
1. Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
2. Irritable or short-tempered; irascible.

[From dialectal snark, to nag, from snark, snork, to snore, snort, from Dutch and Low German snorken, of imitative origin.]

snark′i·ly adv.
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informal in an irritable or snarky manner
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In a forthcoming essay on southern studies centers, I've shorthanded the latest version of this stance, a bit snarkily, as "loving barbecue and hating racism." The authors of the frequently delightful ESO manifesto are more than hip enough to realize what a cliche barbecue is, and I laughed out loud when they blasted "the specialist, the professional, debonaire, good country southerner," but still: when you bless grits, bourbon, butter beans, day drinking, front porches, and country ham, and blast racism, the Agrarians, Stone Mountain, Paula Deen, and Dylann Roof (and about a dozen other examples), you're basically loving barbecue and hating racism.
Delevingne hit back tweeting to Madden: "I have no idea who you are," before launching into her furious rebuke and snarkily telling him to keep his nose out her business.
"If you value your life, please seek shelter from Michele Bachmann." This roguish environmental campaign snarkily suggested naming extreme storms after climate-change deniers.