- 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.
Origin of sarcastic
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Examples from the Web for sarcastic
He reminds me a lot of my own brothers who are funny, smart, and sarcastic dudes.Carrie Coon on ‘The Leftovers,’ That Wild Finale, Her Apocalyptic Visions, and ‘Gone Girl’
September 9, 2014
Hoffman plays Jon Savage, the sarcastic and pessimistic brother (and confidant) to his sister, Wendy.Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Performances: ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Capote,’ and More
February 2, 2014
The acting is top-notch, and Parsons has won a pair of Emmys for his turn as the witty, sarcastic Sheldon.Is Life Without CBS Really So Bad for Time Warner Customers?
August 8, 2013
And Downey is at his sarcastic, vulnerable, and megalomaniacal best in Iron Man 3.‘Iron Man 3,’ Starring Robert Downey Jr., Is Loud, Quippy, Ridiculous Fun
May 1, 2013
Olmert took his leave with a sarcastic, though not angry, expression of gratitude.Olmert Plays The Clown At Jerusalem Post Conference
April 29, 2013
He was awfully handsome and as clever and sarcastic as anything.The Greater Inclination
Then Massot, with his sarcastic impudence, summed up the situation.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
"I've been 'following the gleam,'" said Coryston, with a sarcastic mouth.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
And he finished with a sarcastic allusion, the drift of which was as yet patent to him alone.His Masterpiece
Gone were the days of sarcastic ridicule, of visionary politics.Stories of a Western Town
- characterized by sarcasm
- given to the use of sarcasm
Word Origin and History for sarcastic
1690s, from sarcasm, perhaps on the model of enthusiastic. Related: Sarcastical (1640s); sarcastically.