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sarcastic Syllabification: sar·cas·tic
Pronunciation: /särˈkastik/

Definition of sarcastic in English:


Marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt: sarcastic comments on their failures she’s witty and sarcastic
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  • How are you supposed to follow the story when you're constantly making sarcastic comments about the hammy acting?
  • His sarcastic comment brought her out of her reverie like a bucket of cold water.
  • I tried to think of a nasty sarcastic comment to make him leave me alone, but none came to mind.


Late 17th century: from French sarcastique, from sarcasme (see sarcasm), on the pattern of pairs such as enthousiasme, enthousiastique.

Words that rhyme with sarcastic

bombastic, drastic, dynastic, ecclesiastic, elastic, encomiastic, enthusiastic, fantastic, gymnastic, iconoclastic, mastic, monastic, neoplastic, orgastic, orgiastic, periphrastic, plastic, pleonastic, scholastic, scholiastic
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