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Definition of "sarcasm" []

  • A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound. (noun)
  • A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule. (noun)
  • The use of sarcasm. See Synonyms at wit1. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sarcasm" in a sentence
  • "avengers63, you forgot to use [sarcasm][\sarcasm]."
  • "The word sarcasm comes from a Greek word that means "to tear flesh"."
  • "The word sarcasm is from a Greek word that means "to tear flesh"."