What does sarcasm mean?

Definitions for sarcasmˈsɑr kæz əm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sarcasm.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. sarcasm(Noun)

    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.

  2. sarcasm(Noun)

    An act of sarcasm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sarcasm(noun)

    a keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest


  1. Sarcasm

    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

  1. Sarcasm

    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. sarkasmossarkazein, to tear flesh like dogs, to speak bitterly—sarx, sarkos, flesh.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarcasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarcasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. R. Stevens, Diesel Sweeties, 08-16-05:

    Wasting sarcasm is a sin.

  2. Marianne Moore:

    We are suffering from too much sarcasm.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who lacks enthusiasm loves sarcasm.

  4. Sean Francis:

    (Sarcasm is not the lowest form of wit, It is an art form dismissed by those too stupid to master it)

  5. Christina Milianhas:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of sarcasm

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