Definition of sarcastic in English:


Line breaks: sar|cas¦tic
Pronunciation: /sɑːˈkastɪk


Marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt: making sarcastic comments I think they’re being sarcastic
More example sentences
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /sɑːˈkastɪk(ə)li/
More example sentences
  • You've got to hand it to the man often referred to, both lovingly and sarcastically, as Quinninho.
  • Many songs would use the line seriously but here it is used sarcastically.
  • The title of the movie is either sarcastically literal or completely ironic.

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