Marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt: making sarcastic comments I think they’re being 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.
sardonic, ironic, ironical, satirical;
derisive, scornful, contemptuous, mocking, ridiculing, sneering, jeering, scoffing, taunting, snide;
caustic, scathing, trenchant, mordant, cutting, sharp, stinging, acerbic, tart, acid
British informal sarky
rare mordacious, acidulous
Late 17th century: from French sarcastique, from sarcasme (see sarcasm), on the pattern of pairs such as enthousiasme, enthousiastique.
Words that rhyme with sarcasticbombastic, drastic, dynastic, ecclesiastic, elastic, encomiastic, enthusiastic, fantastic, gymnastic, iconoclastic, mastic, monastic, neoplastic, orgastic, orgiastic, periphrastic, plastic, pleonastic, scholastic, scholiastic
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