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Meaning of SARCASM

Pronunciation:  'sârkazum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"
 

SARCASM is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: caustic remark, irony, satire
 
 See Also: humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sar"casm\, n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr.
sarkasmo`s, from sarka`zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite
the lips in rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa`rx,
sa`rkos, flesh.]
A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered
with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a
cutting jest.

      The sarcasms of those critics who imagine our art to be
      a matter of inspiration.                 --Sir J.
                                               Reynolds.

Syn: Satire; irony; ridicule; taunt; gibe.

 

 

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