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Definitions of sarcasm

  1. 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"--Johathan Swift Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. A bitter sneer: a satirical remark in scorn or contempt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A cutting jeer; biting satire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A keenly ironical or scornful utterance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A keen reproachful expression; a satirical remark or expression uttered with scorn or contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. A keen, reproachful, cutting expression; a taunt or gibe; irony. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sarcasm

  1. " My uncle is Mr. John Minute," he said, and added, with a faint touch of sarcasm You probably know him." – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  2. He ignored her sarcasm – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
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