Definition of sarcasm in English:

sarcasm

Syllabification: sar·casm
Pronunciation: /ˈsärˌkazəm
 
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noun

  • The use of irony to mock or convey contempt: his voice, hardened by sarcasm, could not hide his resentment
    More example sentences
    • Watch out for scorn, sarcasm, ridicule and contempt and inappropriate humour.
    • There are jokes and smatterings of sarcasm and irony in Register stories but these aren't for you.
    • We can only presume that the index does not account for such complex concepts as sarcasm and irony.
    Synonyms
    derision, mockery, ridicule, scorn, sneering, scoffing; irony; cynicism

Origin

mid 16th century: from French sarcasme, or via late Latin from late Greek sarkasmos, from Greek sarkazein 'tear flesh', in late Greek 'gnash the teeth, speak bitterly' (from sarx, sark- 'flesh').

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