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sarcastic

or sarcastical

[sahr-kas-tik] /sɑrˈkæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characterized by sarcasm:
a sarcastic reply.
2.
using or given to the use of sarcasm:
to be sarcastic about ambition.
Origin of sarcastic
1685-1695
1685-95; sarc(asm) + -astic
Related forms
sarcastically, adverb
sarcasticness, sarcasticalness, noun
quasi-sarcastic, adjective
quasi-sarcastically, adverb
supersarcastic, adjective
supersarcastically, adverb
unsarcastic, adjective
unsarcastical, adjective
unsarcastically, adverb
Synonyms
2. biting, cutting, mordant, bitter, derisive, ironic, sardonic. See cynical.
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Examples from the Web for sarcastic
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  • Exasperation was too much developed at this point to permit of blowing off steam in the form of sarcastic remark.

    The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne
  • He was awfully handsome and as clever and sarcastic as anything.

    The Greater Inclination Edith Wharton
  • The young ladies were taunting one another; Juliet in frantic passion; Cherry in sarcastic mockery.

    Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Gone were the days of sarcastic ridicule, of visionary politics.

  • Notwithstanding these sarcastic remarks, our horse was now perceptibly moving.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for sarcastic

sarcastic

/sɑːˈkæstɪk/
adjective
1.
characterized by sarcasm
2.
given to the use of sarcasm
Derived Forms
sarcastically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sarcastic
adj.

1690s, from sarcasm, perhaps on the model of enthusiastic. Related: Sarcastical (1640s); sarcastically.

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