sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remark(noun)
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
"he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
A form of humor that is marked by mocking with irony, sometimes conveyed in speech with vocal over-emphasis. Insincerely saying something which is the opposite of one's intended meaning, often to emphasize how unbelievable or unlikely it sounds if taken literally, thereby illustrating the obvious nature of one's intended meaning.
An act of sarcasm.
a keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest
Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt." In modern usage, the word "sarcasm" is commonly interpreted as involving irony, or employs ambivalence, but traditionally sarcasm was not necessarily irony.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sär′kazm, n. a bitter sneer: a satirical remark in scorn or contempt: irony: a gibe.—adjs. Sarcas′tic, -al, containing sarcasm: bitterly satirical.—adv. Sarcas′tically. [Fr.,—L. sarcasmus—Gr. sarkasmos—sarkazein, to tear flesh like dogs, to speak bitterly—sarx, sarkos, flesh.]
The numerical value of sarcasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sarcasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Wasting sarcasm is a sin.
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
So I was 17 going into 18 and I met a boy and he had this sarcasm about him that I just thought was super funny.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
We typically tell families that they [right-hemisphere stroke survivors] might have difficulty understanding sarcasm, so it's better just to be literal.
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- النقد الساخر, تهكم, سخريةArabic
- sarcasmeCatalan, Valencian
- व्यंग, ताना, व्यंग-कथHindi
- 諷刺, 皮肉Japanese
- язвительность, сарказм, ёрничество, едкостьRussian
- istihza, alaycılıkTurkish
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