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sarcastic

[sahr-kas-tik] /sɑrˈkæs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sarcasm:
a sarcastic reply.
2.
using or given to the use of sarcasm:
to be sarcastic about ambition.
Also, sarcastical.
Origin
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 for sarcastic
  • There's not much evidence of a coherent message in your post, other than being sarcastic and snide.
  • Call it a sarcastic flourish after a rather cutting opinion.
  • They are sarcastic, self-aware, and often wickedly funny.
  • The relentlessly haughty, sarcastic tone suggests an almost sociopathic inability to feel empathy.
  • sarcastic, tired flippancy has stolen the place of the first, and lugubrious resentment has deposed the second.
  • There is a deep sarcastic tone in many of his words, with a not so typical slant on reality of day to day situations.
  • And her book's sour, sarcastic, self-involved heroine is too much of a pill to be endearing.
  • The tone of the spoken sections is sarcastic, biting.
  • The temptation to be short, sarcastic, incredulous in reply is powerful.
  • Mainstream reporters have shushed the bloggers when their sarcastic comments on the testimony drowned out the audio feed.
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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