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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 from the web for sarcastically
  • They mean it sarcastically but their sarcasm is itself ironic.
  • He sarcastically suggested the best thing was to turn it into an aquarium.
  • She sarcastically asked if the farm had pigs, which traditionally are used to root out truffles.
  • Who then laughs sarcastically if its not finished by my deadline.
  • He volunteered sarcastically that the city was not so bad.
  • Sometimes she answered questions sarcastically or otherwise failed to respond properly.
  • More than a few sarcastically indicated that the way they were saving money was by not responding to surveys.
British Dictionary definitions for sarcastically

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 sarcastically

sarcastic

adj.

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

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