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sarcasm

[sahr-kaz-uh m] /ˈsɑr kæz əm/
noun
1.
harsh or bitter derision or irony.
2.
a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark:
a review full of sarcasms.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin sarcasmus < Greek sarkasmós, derivative of sarkázein to rend (flesh), sneer; see sarco-
Related forms
supersarcasm, noun
Synonyms
1. sardonicism, bitterness, ridicule. See irony1 . 2. jeer.
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British Dictionary definitions for supersarcasm

sarcasm

/ˈsɑːkæzəm/
noun
1.
mocking, contemptuous, or ironic language intended to convey scorn or insult
2.
the use or tone of such language
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin sarcasmus, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to rend the flesh, from sarx flesh
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Word Origin and History for supersarcasm

sarcasm

n.

1570s, sarcasmus, from Late Latin sarcasmus, from late Greek sarkasmos "a sneer, jest, taunt, mockery," from sarkazein "to speak bitterly, sneer," literally "to strip off the flesh," from sarx (genitive sarkos) "flesh," properly "piece of meat," from PIE root *twerk- "to cut" (cf. Avestan thwares "to cut"). Current form of the English word is from 1610s. For nuances of usage, see humor.

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supersarcasm in Culture

sarcasm definition


A form of irony in which apparent praise conceals another, scornful meaning. For example, a sarcastic remark directed at a person who consistently arrives fifteen minutes late for appointments might be, “Oh, you've arrived exactly on time!”

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