Humor has given way to humorlessness, sarcasm to sanctimony, irony to invective.
With the cameras off, he dropped the sarcasm and the nastiness, but not the intensity.
“It sounds horrible,” Hef says on the phone from the Mansion in Los Angeles, punctuating his sarcasm with a snicker.
But it is the quest of a father and son to invent a symbol for sarcasm that will live in infamy.
When you watch the video, the sarcasm of the “I know that shocks people” comes through clearly.
“Of course you would, Doctor,” said Randall with just the faintest suspicion of sarcasm in his voice.
The girl's lips curled with the faintest suggestion of sarcasm.
Mr. Ryan sat down, mumbling to himself that that sort of sarcasm didn't go with him; he was a workman, not an artist.
Freddy said, holding any sarcasm he must have felt, "What would you say the issues were, captain?"
There is often more fun, wit and sarcasm as well as logic than goes with more pretentious and popular rostrums.
1570s, sarcasmus, from Late Latin sarcasmus, from late Greek sarkasmos "a sneer, jest, taunt, mockery," from sarkazein "to speak bitterly, sneer," literally "to strip off the flesh," from sarx (genitive sarkos) "flesh," properly "piece of meat," from PIE root *twerk- "to cut" (cf. Avestan thwares "to cut"). Current form of the English word is from 1610s. For nuances of usage, see humor.
A form of irony in which apparent praise conceals another, scornful meaning. For example, a sarcastic remark directed at a person who consistently arrives fifteen minutes late for appointments might be, “Oh, you've arrived exactly on time!”