[ sahr-kas-tik ]
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  1. of, relating to, or characterized by sarcasm: a sarcastic reply.

  2. 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
  • Sometimes sar·cas·ti·cal .

synonym study For sarcastic

2. See cynical.

Other words for sarcastic

Other words from sarcastic

  • sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • sar·cas·tic·ness, sar·cas·ti·cal·ness, noun
  • qua·si-sar·cas·tic, adjective
  • qua·si-sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • su·per·sar·cas·tic, adjective
  • su·per·sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·sar·cas·tic, adjective
  • un·sar·cas·ti·cal, adjective
  • un·sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby sarcastic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sarcastic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sarcastic


/ (sɑːˈkæstɪk) /

  1. characterized by sarcasm

  2. given to the use of sarcasm

Derived forms of sarcastic

  • sarcastically, adverb

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