Definition of sarcasm in English:

sarcasm

Syllabification: sar·casm
Pronunciation: /ˈsärˌkazəm
 
/

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').

Definition of sarcasm in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnämələs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected