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sarcastic

[ sahr-kas-tik ]
/ sɑrˈkæs tɪk /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characterized by sarcasm: a sarcastic reply.
using or given to the use of sarcasm: His business failures made him sarcastic about other people's ventures.

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Origin of sarcastic

First recorded in 1685–95; sarc(asm) + -astic, on the model of enthusiasm: enthusiastic; see -ic

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2. See cynical.

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British Dictionary definitions for sarcastic

sarcastic
/ (sɑːˈkæstɪk) /

adjective
characterized by sarcasm
given to the use of sarcasm

Derived forms of sarcastic

sarcastically, adverb
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